undress Definition

  • 1to remove clothing from oneself or someone else
  • 2to remove the covering from something

Using undress: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "undress" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She undressed and got into bed.

  • Example

    He undressed the wound and cleaned it.

  • Example

    The tree was undressed of its leaves by the storm.

undress Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for undress

  • strip
  • disrobe
  • unclothe

Antonyms for undress

Phrases with undress

  • get undressed

    to take off one's clothes


    She went to her room to get undressed.

  • to change into nightclothes before going to sleep


    I always undress for bed before reading a book.

  • a practice performance without costumes or sets, usually done to check the timing and pacing of a play or show


    We had an undress rehearsal last night to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Origins of undress

from Old French 'desvestir', meaning 'to undress'


Summary: undress in Brief

The verb 'undress' [ʌnˈdrɛs] means to remove clothing from oneself or someone else, or to remove the covering from something. It is often used in phrases like 'get undressed' and 'undress for bed.' 'Undress rehearsal' refers to a practice performance without costumes or sets, while 'strip down' and 'take off' are informal synonyms.

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