- (v. & n.) Same as Spurt.
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Definition of: STRIP
- (n.) A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.
- (n.) A trough for washing ore.
- (n.) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
- (v. i.) To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
- (v. i.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) To divest of clothing; to uncover.
- (v. t.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
- (v. t.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
- (v. t.) 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 disguisses.
- (v. t.) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.
- (v. t.) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.
- (v. t.) To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
- (v. t.) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
- (v. t.) To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
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- (v. i.) To throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to spurt out.
- (v. t.) To sprout; to bud; to germinate, as barley steeped for malt.
- (n.) A shoot; a sprout.
- (v. i.) A small boom, pole, or spar, which crosses the sail of a boat diagonally from the mast to the upper aftmost corner, which it is used to extend and elevate.
- (n.) Stock; race; family.
- A catch mechanism that acts as a switch; "the pressure activates the tripper and releases the water"
- An exciting or stimulating experience
- An accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; "he blamed his slip on the ice"; "the jolt caused many slips and a few spills"
- A hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; "an acid trip"
- Get high, stoned, or drugged; "He trips every weekend"
- Put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
- Make a trip for pleasure
- Miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root"
- Cause to stumble; "The questions on the test tripped him up"
- An unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
- A light or nimble tread; "he heard the trip of women's feet overhead"
- A journey for