(Strip) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stripped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stripping.] [OE. stripen, strepen, AS.
strpan in bestrpan to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen.]
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
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,Beau. & Fl.
And then the other stripped him.
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
11. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib
(Strip) v. i.
1. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.