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Strip, 1) to pull off: “then will he s. his sleeve,” H5 IV, 3, 47. “she --ed it from her arm,” Cymb. II, 4, 101.
2) to make naked, to deprive of covering: “how, in --ing it, you more invest it,” Tp. II, 1, 225. “s. myself to death,” Meas. II, 4, 102. “there --ed himself,” As IV, 3, 147. “to drown my clothes, and say I was --ed,” All's IV, 1, 58. “s. your sword stark naked,” Tw. III, 4, 274. “s. thine own back,” Lr. IV, 6, 165.
2) Metaphorically, == a) to take away: “all the temporal lands would they s. from us,” H5 I, 1, 11. b) to deprive: “--ed her from his benediction,” Lr. IV, 3, 45. “if such tricks s. you out of your lieutenantry,” Oth. II, 1, 173.
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