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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theystrip down
he/she/itstrips down
present participlestripping down
past tensestripped down
past participlestripped down
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to remove all or most of your clothes
    strip down to:

    He stripped down to his underwear.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to take something such as a machine apart

    She completely stripped down the engine.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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