2. compelling, urgent, pressing, imperative, exigent, taking priority or precedence, requiring immediate attention; important, of the utmost importance, crucial, vital, life-and-death.
3. convincing, cogent, good, persuasive, suasive, moving, winning, impressive; effective, forcible, strong, forceful, powerful, influential, weighty, stringy, adj. 1. fibrous, sinewy, ropy, wiry, thready, threadlike; ligamental, filamentary, tough, leathery, gristly, Inf. chewy.
2. ropy, mucous, albuminous, Vulgar, snotty; gluey, pasty, tacky, gooey, Archaic, sizy; glutinous, mucilaginous, synovial, gumbo, viscous, gelatinous. strip1, v. 1. peel, pare, skin, excoriate, decorticate, excorticate, flay, scale, bark; hull, shell, husk, shuck; uncover, expose, lay open, bare, denude.
2. remove, take off, cast off, throw off, drip; shed, exfoliate, Pathol, desquamate, slough, molt, exuviate, flake off, peel off, scale.
3. deprive, deprive of, take away, take from; dispossess, Law. disseize, expropriate, confiscate, seize.
4. clear out, empty or empty out, clean out; dismantle, disfurnish.
5. rob, burglarize, burgle, SI. rip off, steal, take or take away, walk off or away with; plunder, despoil, Archaic. spoil, spoliate, pillage, Chiefly Scot. reive; ransack, rifle, sack, loot, gut.
6. undress, disrobe, undrape, unclothe, Inf. peel, doff, shed, cast or throw off, SI. drop one's drawers, SI. drop trow, strip down to nothing, striptease. strip2, n. 1. narrow piece, band, stripe, belt, cord, cordon, braid, thong, ribbon, frontlet, fillet. See stripeĎ(def. 2).
2. comic strip, cartoon, comics, U.S. funnies. stripe1, n. 1. band, bar, tricolor, tiger-stripe, zebra-stripe, striation; furrow, ridge, stria, Archit. strix, flute; streak, streaking, lineation, delineation; line, dash, stroke, score, scratch; rule, mark, slash, hatching, hachure.
2. strip, braid, tape, ribbon, fillet, string; chevron, insignia, eagle, wings; belt, cordon, girdle, sash, Archaic. zone, waistband.
3. layer, seam, vein, lode; stratum, level, ledge, bed, plane.
4. style, sort, kind, variety, brand, line; ilk, set, lot, character, description, nature, Inf. like or likes; species, genus, family, race, strain, blood, breed; stamp, form, mold, cast, make; persuasion, manner, type, color, feather, kidney, grain; aspect, grade, classification, order, degree.
-v. 5. striate, bar, blaze, streak, line; hatch, score, rule; variegate, seam, band, vein, marble. stripe1, n. lash, stroke, whip, cut, whack, smack, blow; lacing, beating, flogging, flagellation, thrashing, scourging. striped, adj. banded, streaked, streaky, stripy; variegated, striated, striate; listed, veined, brindle, brindled, brinded, Zool. strigose. stripling, n. youth, juvenile, minor, young man or fellow, youngling, teen-ager, teen or teener, pre-teen, hobbledehoy, schoolboy; youngster, lad, boy, Fr. gar-con, Scot. laddie, Inf. laddo, Irish Eng. gossoon; child, young one, Dial, young'un, Inf kid, U.S. Inf. tad, Inf. shaver or little shaver; master, son, Inf. sonny, Inf. son-nyboy; chip off the old block, junior; whippersnapper, brat; urchin, street urchin, gamin, strive, v. 1. aspire to, aim for, set one's sights on, shoot for or at, SI. buck for; venture, essay, seek to, set out to, drive at, go about; undertake, take in hand, take upon oneself, try one's hand at; try, try hard, attempt, make an effort, endeavor, work at, tackle; do one's best, do all one can, Sl. shoot one's bolt, do all that lies within one, Inf. go all out, knock oneself out, Inf. give it one's all, Inf bend over backwards, Sl. do it up brown.
My Account / Test History
I read it in one and a half hour.
I read it in one and a half hours.
In English, use the plural with anything greater than one, even it it's less than two.