1an act of undressing, especially in a striptease:she got drunk and did a strip on top of the piano [as modifier] used for or involving the performance of stripteases:a campaigner against strip joints
2British the identifying outfit worn by the members of a sports team while playing: the team’s away strip is a garish mix of red, white, and blue 1remove all coverings from:they stripped the bed remove the clothes from (someone): [with object and complement]:the man had been stripped naked [no object] take off one’s clothes:I was tempted to strip off for a swim she stripped down to her underwear pull or tear off (a garment or covering):she stripped off her shirt figurativestrip away the hype and you’ll find original thought remove bark and branches from (a tree). remove (paint or varnish) from (a surface):the floorboards can be stripped, sanded, and polished strip off the existing paint remove the stems from (tobacco). milk (a cow) to the last drop. 2leave bare of accessories or fittings:thieves stripped the room of luggage remove the accessory fittings of or take apart (a machine, motor vehicle, etc.) to inspect or adjust it:the tank was stripped down piece by piece 3
(strip someone of
) deprive someone of (rank, power, or property):the lieutenant was stripped of his rank
4sell off (the assets of a company) for profit. Finance divest (a bond) of its interest coupons so that it and they may be sold separately. 5tear the thread or teeth from (a screw, gearwheel, etc.). [no object] (of a screw, gearwheel, etc.) lose its thread or teeth.
6 [no object] (of a bullet) be fired from a rifled gun without spin owing to a loss of surface.