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[stript-doun] /ˈstrɪptˈdaʊn/
having only essential features; lacking any special appointments or accessories. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Julyan and Armel stripped down to the waist, preserving their breeches only.

    The Gold Sickle Eugne Sue
  • It was very warm and many of the workers had stripped down to their trousers.

    The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
  • In what I have to say about this nation I have stripped down to myself.

    The Ghost in the White House Gerald Stanley Lee
  • On December 21 the load on the sledge was stripped down to tent, dip-circle, theodolite, cooker and a little food.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • We stripped down to our flannel underwear and decided to sit about our roaring fire and get dry while our clothes dried.

    Up the Mazaruni for Diamonds William La Varre
British Dictionary definitions for stripped down


reduced to the bare essentials; spare
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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stripped down

adjective phrase

  1. Of a car, divested of ornaments and other unnecessary parts; shaved (1946+)
  2. Reduced to the essentials; disencumbered: a stripped-down version of the Oedipus myth (1961+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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