strip verb

1 take off your/sb's clothes

PREP. down to Office workers stripped down to their shirtsleeves in the heatwave. | off He stripped off his shirt. We stripped off and went for a swim.

PHRASES strip (sb) naked She was stripped naked and left in a cell. | strip to the waist He stripped to the waist and began to dig.

2 take sth away

ADV. completely | away, off, out Strip out any damaged wiring.

PREP. from The bark is stripped from the trees by hand. | of The president had been completely stripped of power. | off We stripped the paint off the walls.

PHRASES strip sth bare The room had been stripped bare by the thieves.