Definition of strip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//strɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//strɪp//
    Types of road
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    long, narrow piece
  1. 1  a long narrow piece of paper, metal, cloth, etc. a strip of material Cut the meat into strips. see also rumble strip
  2. 2  a long narrow area of land, sea, etc. the Gaza Strip a tiny strip of garden The islands are separated by a narrow strip of water. see also airstrip, landing strip
  3. of sports team
  4. 3[usually singular] (British English) (North American English uniform) the uniform that is worn by the members of a sports team when they are playing Juventus in their famous black and white strip the team’s away strip (= that they use when playing games away from home)
  5. taking clothes off
  6. 4[usually singular] an act of taking your clothes off, especially in a sexually exciting way and in front of an audience to do a strip a strip show see also striptease
  7. street
  8. 5(North American English) a street that has many shops, stores, restaurants, etc. along it Sunset Strip See related entries: Types of road
  9. picture story
  10. 6(North American English) = comic strip
  11. Word Originnoun senses 1 to 2 and noun senses 5 to 6 late Middle English: from or related to Middle Low German strippe ‘strap, thong’, probably also to stripe. noun senses 3 to 4 Middle English (as a verb): of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stropen. Sense (3) of the noun arose in the late 20th cent., possibly from the notion of clothing to which a player “strips” down.Extra examples The kit contains five test strips. The wallpaper can then be torn off in strips. This aircraft requires a good-sized landing strip. a card with a magnetic strip on the back a narrow strip of leather grilled chicken strips Cut a strip of paper 12cm wide. His hands were tied behind his back with a strip of fabric.Idioms
    tear somebody off a strip, tear a strip off somebody
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    (British English, informal) to speak angrily to somebody who has done something wrong
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: strip