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noun     strip pronunciation in British English
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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)

  3. 3
    [singular] a type of entertainment in which someone takes off their clothes

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