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strip off

To remove some outer layer, coating, or covering from someone or something, especially in a rough or forceful manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "strip" and "off." The incredible winds stripped a bunch of tiles off our roof last night. I stripped off his clothes and hurried him into the shower before the chemicals burned his body. You'll need a sandblaster to strip the graffiti off the wall.
See also: off, strip

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.
See also: off, strip

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.
See also: off, strip
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"I hate being wrapped up in layer upon layer of clothes in England, so it's good to get away and strip off abroad," she added.
She claimed PETA had "distorted the truth" by claiming she would strip off for the advertisements.
"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."
So why don't they turn up the heat so they strip off?" she said.
ROSANNA isn't the first Irish celebrity to strip off - but she is the first to pose for Playboy.
Despite her topless success, Leigh told the Irish Daily Mirror she won't be rushing to strip off again.
Police fear the sunshine mixed with alcohol could tempt golf fans to strip off and run on the greens.
BETTING shop cashier Karen Bowler, 34, has promised to strip off and streak along Uttoxeter High Street if Alan Shearer hits a hat-trick for England at Euro 2000.
Glasgow businessman Irving Remocker, 45, who owns a chain of tanning salons, told Net surfers his website gave out light rays similar to those from a sunbed and advised them to log on and strip off.
SATURDAYS stunner Una Healy has been offered EUR70,000 to strip off and bare all for a lads' mag.
Scotland fans may have wanted to tear a strip off the players after Saturday's bum deal at Tynecastle but this guy took it a bit far.
SKINNY-dipper Jackie Brown, 23, from Australia, is set to strip off and be photographed in all of Scotland's lochs to raise money for breast cancer charities.
"I think housewives should dare to explore the fantasy to be naked in front of a group of men, and have them all driven mad by wanting you." The star, who plays a young mum who dances naked to fund a child custody case, was paid pounds 8million to strip off in the film which opens in Britain in the summer.