strip /ˈstrɪp/ 及物動詞
Strip v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stripped p. pr. & vb. n. Stripping.]
1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.
And strippen her out of her rude array. --Chaucer.
They stripped Joseph out of his coat. --Gen. xxxvii. 23.
Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown. --Macaulay.
2. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
Before the folk herself strippeth she. --Chaucer.
Strip your sword stark naked. --Shak.
3. Naut. To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
4. Agric. To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
5. To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow.
6. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. [Obs.]
When first they stripped the Malean promontory. --Chapman.
Before he reached it he was out of breath,
And then the other stripped him. --Beau. & Fl.
7. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back; to strip away all disguisses.
To strip bad habits from a corrupted heart, is stripping off the skin. --Gilpin.
8. Mach. (a) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped. (b) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.
9. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
10. Carding To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
11. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into “hands”; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
Strip v. i.
1. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
2. Mach. To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.
1. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.
2. Mining A trough for washing ore.
3. Gunnery The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
n 1: a relatively long narrow piece of something; "he felt a flat
strip of muscle"
2: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material [syn:
3: an airfield without normal airport facilities [syn: airstrip,
flight strip, landing strip]
4: a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or
comic book [syn: comic strip, cartoon strip]
5: thin piece of wood or metal
6: a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually
undresses to music; "she did a strip right in front of
everyone" [syn: striptease, strip show]
v 1: take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the
Jews of all their assets" [syn: deprive, divest]
2: get undressed; "please don't undress in front of
everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night
for a living" [syn: undress, discase, uncase, unclothe,
strip down, disrobe, peel] [ant: dress, dress]
3: remove the surface from; "strip wood"
4: remove substances from by a percolating liquid; "leach the
soil" [syn: leach]
5: lay bare; "denude a forest" [syn: denude, bare, denudate]
6: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people
looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
[syn: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, rifle, ransack,
7: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely;
"The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were
cleaned of apples by the storm" [syn: clean]
8: strip the cured leaves from; "strip tobacco"
9: remove the thread (of screws)
10: remove a constituent from a liquid
11: take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper" [syn: dismantle]
12: draw the last milk (of cows)
13: remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly
undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of
her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his
garments" [syn: undress, divest, disinvest]
[also: stripping, stripped]