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verb strip pronunciation in British English /strɪp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlestripping
past tensestripped
past participlestripped
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to take off all of your clothes or all of another persons clothes
    They all stripped and ran into the water.
    Josh was stripped to the waist (=naked above the waist).
    strip naked: The soldiers were forced to strip naked in freezing temperatures.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to take off your clothes as entertainment
      She made money stripping in bars.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to remove something that covers something
    We spent the weekend stripping wallpaper.
    strip something off/from something: The wind had stripped the leaves from the trees.
  3. 4
    [transitive] to take something away using force or authority
    strip someone of something: They stripped the prisoners of weapons and cash.
    1. a.
      to remove everything useful from a room or a vehicle
      Thieves had stripped the car when police found it.


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