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.
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.
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.
Perhaps the Daily News should consider moving the strip to where it belongs: the opinion/editorial pages.
Sleep labs use the chin-up strip to obtain comfortable CPAP titration which helps patients tolerate the CPAP treatment long term.
Dilbert was the first comic strip to be made available on the Internet, and Adams himself was the first artist to publish his personal e-mail address along with his strip.