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1strip/ˈstrɪp/noun
pluralstrips
1strip
/ˈstrɪp/
noun
pluralstrips
Learner's definition of STRIP  
[count]  : a long, narrow piece of something
[count]  : a long, narrow piece of land
[count]US  : a road that has a lot of shops, restaurants, etc., along it
[count]  : airstrip
[count]  : comic strip
[singular]British  : the uniform worn by a sports team
[count]British  : the act of taking your clothes off in a sexually exciting way while someone is watching

tear (someone) off a strip

British, informalortear a strip off (someone)
: to talk angrily to (someone who has done something wrong)
— see also power strip
2strip/ˈstrɪp/verb
stripsstrippedstripping
2strip
/ˈstrɪp/
verb
stripsstrippedstripping
Learner's definition of STRIP  
: to remove your clothing
[no object]
— often + down
[+ object]
   b  [+ object]  : to take the clothes off (someone)
   c  [no object]  : to remove your clothing in a sexually exciting way while someone is watching
[+ object]  : to remove an outer covering or surface from something
[+ object]  : to remove everything (such as furniture or equipment) from (a room, building, car, etc.)
[+ object]  : to separate (a machine or piece of equipment) into parts for cleaning or repair — often + down
[+ object]  : to take (something) away from someone in a forceful way — + of — often + away — often used as (be) stripped
[+ object]  : to damage part of a screw or gear so that it does not work properly

strip away

[phrasal verb]
strip (something) away or strip away (something) 
: to remove (something that covers a surface) : to pull pieces of a covering away from a surface
: to remove (unimportant material) from something
— see also 2strip 5 (above)
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