from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To remove the clothing or cover from; strip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To strip of clothes or covering; to make naked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To strip of clothes or covering; to make naked.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strip of clothes; make naked; divest of covering.
  • Figuratively, to divest; free; strip.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take the covers off
  • v. strip
  • v. get undressed


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  • Director Ron Daniels kept the action fluid and focused - he even captured Neruda's sung love poem to his wife by having the poet artfully unclothe her, with only her upper back revealed to the audience.

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  • In light that shrieked from this potency glared an image of each, perceived and bared as only climacteric can, unclothe in fervency of mutual ascent, the nakedness of man.

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  • Perhaps this desire to unclothe the reporter stemmed from her deeply held belief that wearing more than a few leaves posed a grave mental health risk.

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  • Yet the hand knew, too, how to unclothe her where it wanted.

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  • She knew that she would be taken through to the bedchamber, that he would unclothe her and lay her on the bed.

    Ungrateful Governess

  • A woman might as well turn into a fashion-block as allow her maid to clothe and unclothe her as your maid does you!

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  • But if we could prepare ourselves thus for the virtues, we should unclothe ourselves, so to speak, from life, and should float on the wide expanses of this divine sea, and created things would no longer have power to touch us.

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  • Sometimes he would tackle certain love songs which the weakness of the artists and the dullness of the audience in tacit agreement had clothed about with sickly sentimentality: and he would unclothe them: he would restore to them their rough, crude sensuality.

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  • Then became the judge all wood and angry, and commanded to unclothe her and beat her with sinews of bulls, and frot her flesh with salt, and when she had long endured this, that her body was all bloody, the judge did do close her in a prison unto the time that he had deliberated of what torments he might make her die.

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  • And every day twice this malady came to him, and two persons might not keep him ne hold him but that he would despoil and unclothe him maugre them both.

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