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strip something off (of) someone or something

 and strip something off
to tear something from someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The paramedic stripped the shirt off the burn victim and began to treat her burns. The medic stripped off the patient's shirt.
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strip off

v.
1. To remove some clothing or outer layer: When the students got to the beach, they stripped off their uniforms and headed for the water. I stripped the blankets off the bed.
2. To remove some exterior coating, as of paint or varnish: I bought a strong cleanser to strip off the grime from the stove. You'll have to strip the old paint off before you repaint that wall.
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If Kim does agree to strip off, she will be following in the footsteps of Hollywood stars Sharon Stone, Kim Basinger and, most recently, Daryl Hannah.
Now I have been blessed with slightly below average intelligence, but slightly above average common sense -so I initially read that as ``neither strip off nor drink plenty of water to stay cool this summer'', which clearly didn't make any sense at all.
You really do need to have a lot of confidence to strip off for these shots, but once you have confidence and fun - that's very sexy.
But he made me strip off and I had cane marks from the back of my neck to the bottom of my legs just because I wouldn't apologise.
Internationals, including Rob Howley, Dai Young and Rhys Williams, were asked to strip off and pose for the NSPCC's "Fire of the Dragon/Tan y Ddraig Calendar" 2002 to raise money for its Full Stop campaign.
After thinning out the shrub, strip off all angling shoots and stems to a height of 6 or 8 feet, from which point the flowering canopy will now be defined - outward and upward.
Adam, 20, who plays Nicky Tilsley, will strip off to pose for an art class - but then he'll be in trouble with on-screen wife Leanne (Jane Danson) when the class tutor falls for him.
Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls has revealed she will NEVER strip off for a screen role- because she's too skinny.
Once activated, ozone (O3) is able to initiate an oxidative attack on the PCBs: Not only does it strip off their chlorines, but it will also "go on to oxidize the remaining biphenyls,' explains Ben H.
Revitalizing Creme -- Glycolic acids strip off dead skin to allow deeper penetration and rejuvenation.
ROSANNA isn't the first Irish celebrity to strip off - but she is the first to pose for Playboy.
London May 20 (ANI): Katie Green has laid down some exotic vacation plans to strip off for an all over tan.
And don't worry if you are a bit shy but fancy giving zorbing a go you don't have to strip off.
BRITNEY Spears, above, has pulled out of plans to pose for an anti-fur advertisement and claimed she had never intended to strip off for the campaign.