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strip
British English: /strɪp/
American English: /strɪp/

Translation of strip in French:

noun

  • 1 (narrow piece) (of material, paper, carpet)
    bande (f) (of de)
    (of land, sand)
    bande (f) , langue (f) (of de)
    (of bacon)
    tranche (f) (of de)
    a strip of garden/beach
    un jardin/une plage tout/-e en longueur
    metal/paper strip
    bande de métal/de papier
    centre (British English) ou median (American English) strip
    (on motorway)
    terre-plein (m) central
  • 3 (Sport) (clothes)
    tenue (f)
    the Germany strip
    la tenue de l'équipe allemande or d'Allemagne

transitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 1
    also: strip off
    (remove)
    enlever (clothes, paint)
    to strip something from ou off something
    enlever or arracher quelque chose de quelque chose
    the storm had stripped all the leaves from ou off the tree
    la tempête avait dépouillé l'arbre de toutes ses feuilles
  • 2 (remove everything from)
    déshabiller (person)
    (person)
    vider (house, room)
    (thief)
    vider, dévaliser (house)
    (wind, animal)
    dépouiller (tree, plant)
    (person)
    défaire (bed)
    (remove paint or varnish from)
    décaper (window, door, table)
    (dismantle)
    démonter (gun, engine)
    to strip a room of furniture
    vider une pièce de ses meubles
    to strip somebody of
    dépouiller quelqu'un de (belongings, rights)
    to strip somebody of his ou her rank
    dégrader (soldier, civil servant)
    he was stripped of his medal/his title
    on lui a retiré sa médaille/son titre
  • 3 (damage)
    faire foirer (nut, screw)
    to strip the gears
    (Automobile)
    arracher les dents de l'engrenage

intransitive verb

  • p prés etc -pp-
    (take off one's clothes)
    se déshabiller, enlever ses vêtements (for pour)
    to strip to the waist
    se déshabiller jusqu'à la ceinture
    to strip naked
    se mettre tout nu

also: stripped past participle adjective

  • (pine, wood)
    décapé

Idioms

to tear somebody off a strip
[informal]
to tear a strip off somebody

enguirlander (informal) quelqu'un

Phrasal verbs

strip down

1 strip down
se déshabiller
to strip down to one's underwear
se déshabiller en ne gardant que ses sous-vêtements
2 strip [something] down, strip down [something] (dismantle)
démonter (gun, engine)
(remove linen from)
défaire (bed)
(remove paint or varnish from)
décaper (door, window, woodwork)

strip off

1 strip off
(person)
se déshabiller
2 strip [something] off, strip off [something] (remove)
enlever (paint, wallpaper, clothes)
arracher (leaves)

strip out

strip [something] out, strip out [something] 1.1 (Finance, Statistics) (disregard) 1.2 (remove everything from)
extirper (plants, vegetation)
retirer (fixtures, fittings etc)
1.3 (Computing)
supprimer (tags, data)

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