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noun British English pronunciation: strip /strɪp/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] a piece of something such as cloth, paper, or grass that is much longer than it is wide

    a strip of tape

    Cut the turkey into strips.

    1. a.
      a long narrow area of land

      The airport is built on a low-lying strip of land.

  2. 2
    [countable] British a uniform worn by the players in a team

    the French away strip (=worn by French players for games outside France)

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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