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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystrip off
he/she/itstrips off
present participlestripping off
past tensestripped off
past participlestripped off
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to take off all your clothes
    1. a.
      [transitive] to take off some of your clothes

      He stripped off his shirt and jumped in.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to remove a layer or cover from something

    Men were stripping bark off the trees.

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

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