vb. 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. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
- (Naut.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
- (Agric.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips. 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. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. 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 disguises.
- (Mach.) (a) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped. (b) To ...