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strip1 British & World English

Remove all coverings from

strip2 British & World English

A long, narrow piece of cloth, paper, plastic, or some other material

strip1 English Thesaurus

he stripped and got into bed

strip2 English Thesaurus

cut a strip of paper 12cm wide

Aozou Strip British & World English

A narrow corridor of disputed desert land in northern Chad, stretching the full length of the border between Chad and Libya

comic strip British & World English

A sequence of drawings in boxes that tell an amusing story, typically printed in a newspaper or magazine

drag strip British & World English

A straight, paved track or section of road used for drag racing

Gaza Strip British & World English

A strip of territory in Palestine, on the SE Mediterranean coast, including the town of Gaza; population 1,551,900 (est. 2009). Administered by Egypt from 1949, and occupied by Israel from 1967, it became a self-governing enclave under the PLO-Israeli accord of 1994 and elected its own legislative council in 1996

strip club British & World English

A club at which striptease performances are given in front of an audience

strip light British & World English

A tubular fluorescent lamp

strip mall British & World English

A shopping mall located on a busy main road

strip mill British & World English

A mill in which steel slabs are rolled into strips

strip mine British & World English

An opencast mine

strip poker British & World English

A form of poker in which a player with a losing hand takes off an item of clothing as a forfeit

test strip British & World English

A strip of material used in testing, especially (in photography) a strip of sensitized material, sections of which are exposed for varying lengths of time to assess its response

Gaza Strip New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

strip of coastal territory in Palestine, a self-governing enclave

Caprivi Strip British & World English

A narrow strip of Namibia which extends towards Zambia from the north-eastern corner of Namibia and reaches the Zambezi River

furring strip British & World English

A length of wood tapering to nothing, used in roofing and other construction work

Möbius strip British & World English

A surface with one continuous side formed by joining the ends of a rectangle after twisting one end through 180°

nature strip British & World English

A piece of publicly owned land between the front boundary of a house or other building and the street, typically planted with grass

rubbing strip British & World English

A raised strip fitted to a vehicle to protect the bodywork

rumble strip British & World English

A series of raised strips across a road or along its edge, changing the noise a vehicle’s tyres make on the surface and so warning drivers of speed restrictions or of the edge of the road

strip-search British & World English

Search (someone) for concealed items, typically drugs or weapons, in a way that involves the removal of all their clothes

Möbius strip New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

surface with one continuous side

boulevard strip British & World English

A grassy strip between a road and a sidewalk

strip cropping British & World English

Cultivation in which different crops are sown in alternate strips to prevent soil erosion

bimetallic strip British & World English

A temperature-sensitive electrical contact used in some thermostats, consisting of two bands of different metals joined lengthwise. When heated, the metals expand at different rates, causing the strip to bend

strip someone of in strip1 British & World English

Deprive someone of (rank, power, or property)

Aouzou Strip in Aozou Strip British & World English

A narrow corridor of disputed desert land in northern Chad, stretching the full length of the border between Chad and Libya

filmstrip British & World English

A series of transparencies in a strip for projection

median strip in median British & World English

North American term for central reservation.

strip-mine in strip mine British & World English

Obtain (ore or coal) by opencast mining

striptease British & World English

A form of entertainment in which a performer gradually undresses to music in a way intended to be sexually exciting

cartoon strip in cartoon British & World English

A narrative sequence of humorous drawings in a comic, magazine, or newspaper, usually with captions

weatherstrip British & World English

A strip of rubber, metal, or other material used to seal the edges of a door or window against rain and wind

tear someone off a strip in tear1 English Thesaurus

we are more at ease tearing our partner off a strip than telling them how much we value them


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