strip away


strip away
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "strip away":
present tense I/you/we/they strip away he/she/it strips away present participle stripping away past tense stripped away past participle stripped away
1) to remove something that covers something

Take care when stripping away old paint.

2) to remove unnecessary things that hide what something is really like

Strip away the jargon, and these ideas are just the same as the old ones.


English dictionary. 2014.

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