When used as a verb, the word "strip" means to take something off or take something away.
- This old table needs to be stripped of its old finish.
- Ariana stripped off her clothes before getting into bed.
- Housekeepers strip beds of dirty sheets and blankets when cleaning a room. After they strip the beds, they put new sheets on them.
- One of our coworkers was stripped of his responsibilities and his position because he failed to meet the expectations of his supervisors.
- The nurse told the patient to strip down to his underwear before the doctor came in to examine him.
- A person subjected to a strip search is regarded as dangerous or possibly carrying illegal materials.
When the word "strip" is a noun, it refers to a narrow area or a narrow object:
- A narrow landing strip was carved out of the wilderness for planes to land and bring in supplies.
- Several strips of paper were left on the floor from students who cut paper for an art project.
- Before movies were available in a digital format, people watched films on a film strip that ran through a film projector.
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April 11, 2016