disinvest vs strip what difference

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dis- +‎ invest


disinvest (third-person singular simple present disinvests, present participle disinvesting, simple past and past participle disinvested)

  1. To reduce investment, or cease to invest.
    Antonym: invest
    • 2013, David A. Aaker, Three Threats to Brand Relevance: Strategies That Work, John Wiley & Sons (→ISBN)
      If none of the first four response strategies is attractive or even feasible, the remaining alternative is to disinvest—that is, to withhold or withdraw resources from the business or to exit. This strategy involves shifting investments from a declining []

Usage notes

Weaker than related divest, which instead means “sell off existing investments”, rather than “reduce or cease new investment”.

Related terms

  • divest



  • enPR: strĭp, IPA(key): /stɹɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

From alteration of stripe or from Middle Low German strippe


strip (chiefly countable, plural strips)

  1. (countable) A long, thin piece of land; any long, thin area.
    The countries were in dispute over the ownership of a strip of desert about 100 metres wide.
  2. (usually countable, sometimes uncountable) A long, thin piece of any material; any such material collectively.
  3. A comic strip.
  4. A landing strip.
  5. A strip steak.
  6. (US) A street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities.
  7. (sport of fencing) The playing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
  8. (Britain, soccer) The uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
  9. (mining) A trough for washing ore.
  10. The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Farrow to this entry?)
  11. (television) A television series aired at the same time daily (or at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
  • (long, thin piece of bacon): rasher
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English strīepan (plunder). Probably related to German Strafe (deprivation, fine, punishment)


strip (third-person singular simple present strips, present participle stripping, simple past and past participle stripped)

  1. (transitive) To remove or take away, often in strips or stripes.
  2. (usually intransitive) To take off clothing.
    Seeing that no one else was about, he stripped and dived into the river.
  3. (intransitive) To perform a striptease.
    In the seedy club, a group of drunken men were watching a woman stripping.
  4. (transitive) To take away something from (someone or something); to plunder; to divest.
    The athlete was stripped of his medal after failing a drugs test.
    They had stripped the forest bare, with not a tree left standing.
    • They stript Joseph out of his coat.
    • 1856, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator), Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI
      He was obliged to sell his silver piece by piece; next he sold the drawing-room furniture. All the rooms were stripped; but the bedroom, her own room, remained as before.
    • 2013, Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession (in The Guardian, 19 January 2013)[4]
      After the confession, the lawsuits. Lance Armstrong’s extended appearance on the Oprah Winfrey network, in which the man stripped of seven Tour de France wins finally admitted to doping, has opened him up to several multi-million dollar legal challenges.
  5. (transitive) To remove cargo from (a container).
  6. (transitive) To remove (the thread or teeth) from a screw, nut, or gear, especially inadvertently by overtightening.
    Don’t tighten that bolt any more or you’ll strip the thread.
    The screw is stripped.
  7. (intransitive) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut.
  8. (transitive) To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
  9. (transitive, bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also strip-squeeze.)
  10. (transitive) To empty (tubing) by applying pressure to the outside of (the tubing) and moving that pressure along (the tubing).
  11. (transitive) To milk a cow, especially by stroking and compressing the teats to draw out the last of the milk.
  12. To press out the ripe roe or milt from fishes, for artificial fecundation.
  13. (television, transitive) To run a television series at the same time daily (or at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
  14. (transitive, agriculture) To pare off the surface of (land) in strips.
  15. (transitive) To remove the overlying earth from (a deposit).
  16. (transitive, obsolete) To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
    • 1618, Georege Chapman, A Hymn to Apollo
      when first they stripp’d the Malean promontory
    • Before he reached it he was out of breath, / And then the other stript him.
  17. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
  18. To remove fibre, flock, or lint from; said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
  19. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into “hands”.
  20. To remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:strip.
  • deprive
  • peel
  • uncover
Derived terms


strip (plural strips)

  1. The act of removing one’s clothes; a striptease.
    She stood up on the table and did a strip.
  2. (attributively, of games) Denotes a version of a game in which losing players must progressively remove their clothes.
    strip poker; strip Scrabble
    • 1980, Victor Miller, Friday the 13th (film)
      We’re going to play Strip Monopoly.
    • 20 May 2018, Hadley Freeman in The Guardian, Is Meghan Markle the American the royals have needed all along?
      What was going to happen to this cheeky boy, suddenly deprived of his fun-loving mother, and left with his cold father who barely touched him at her funeral? For a long time – a Nazi uniform here, a game of strip billiards there – it looked like the answer was: nothing good.
Derived terms
  • strip poker
  • OED 2nd edition 1989
  • Funk&Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary

Further reading

  • strip on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Strip in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)


  • TRIPS, spirt, sprit, stirp, trips



From English strip.


  • Rhymes: -ɪp


strip m (plural strips, diminutive stripje n)

  1. strip (long thin piece)
  2. comic (a cartoon story)


  • (strip): strook
  • (comic): beeldverhaal

Derived terms

  • striptekenaar



  1. first-person singular present indicative of strippen
  2. imperative of strippen



strip m (plural strips)

  1. Abbreviation of striptease.



From English strip.


  • IPA(key): /strîp/


strȉp m (Cyrillic spelling стри̏п)

  1. comic (a cartoon story)


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