strip to

strip to something

to take off one's clothing down to a particular level, usually to one's skin, the waist, or some euphemistic way of expressing nudity or near nudity. Tom stripped to the waist and continued to labor in the hot sun. Tom stripped to the bare essentials and got ready to be examined by the doctor.
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References in classic literature ?
All that was necessary was to let the two strips of paper drop back into their places--to fasten the strip to the wall in Anne's room, by tightening the two lower strings--and then to replace the nails which held the loose strip on Geoffrey's side.
Attach one fabric-A strip to the weaving needle according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Stitch multicolor stripe 2 1/2 x 6 1/2" strip to right side of blue texture 6 1/2" square to make pieced unit.
The vacancies, or holes, in the strip left by those electrons create positive electric charges that cause the strip to enlarge.
The rubber strips may be folded and stacked onto pallets for semiautomatic machines, but the resulting stack can cause the strip to overlap on itself, creating feed problems at the next processing step.
Malarkey, prompting papers to move the strip to the opinion page, to threaten to drop it entirely, and, in one case, to alter Malarkey's face to tone down the senatorial resemblance.
Then a strip to get the fish's attention, several more as he chased the fly, then a long strip to set the hook.
Cooperation in the field of transport and communications, including a program, which will define guidelines for the establishment of a Gaza Sea Port Area, and will provide for the establishing of transport and communications to and from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to Israel and to other countries.
4 Referring to Diagram V, stitch gray 70 1/2" strips to sides of narrow pieced strip to make vertical pieced strip.
Her comic strip, "Jane's World," broke new ground in May when it became the first gay-themed strip to receive national media syndication through United Media's Comics.
But Luckovich added a daily cartoon strip to his docket because he wanted to be humorous as well as topical.
In recent years, Walker, who has created 11 comic strips since 1950, has attempted to refine his strip to appease his critics and fit with the times.
This partnership will build on Axcelis' leadership in non-damaging resist strip to produce an optimal resist removal process for ASM's low-k materials, and will enable us to achieve quicker qualification in our customers' low-k dielectric integration schemes.
Jack Flap first marched into Sarge's office, Beetle Bailey became the first established strip to integrate a black character into a white cast.
Daning said King Features didn't have time to send the redrawn strip to other newspaper subscribers.