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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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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.
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.
The Strip Off competition begins November 6th at 10 pm at the luxurious gentlemen's club, located on West 33rd Street just east of Broadway, between Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building.
If I'm in her room or whatever, she'll strip off and look amazing, but if I go to strip off, she'll pull a funny face.
Beckham confessed it takes courage for him to strip off as an underwear model.
He is initially reluctant to strip off but then he's easily persuaded when one of the nudists is an attractive young blonde.
Most of it was what they called `internal examinations' whereby, after visits, they made you strip off and searched you intimately.
While 76 per cent of the UK believe people should have the right to strip off if they want to, this is an opinion especially popular with those aged 18-24 years (86 per cent) compared to those aged 55-64 (74 per cent) and 65+ (68 per cent).
But the national figures show that 20 per cent of Brits are happy to strip off to top up their tan and 13 per cent say they will do it again.
The duo have responded to a challenge from friends to strip off as they pass through Morfa Beach.
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.
Nearly 50 politically incorrectly dressed exhibitionists agreed to strip off, lie back and think of America - no mean feat considering the chilly November air.