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English definition of “detract from sth”

detract from sth

verb uk phrasal verb with detract   /dɪˈtrækt/ us  
to make something seem less valuable or less deserving of admiration than it really is or was thought to be: All that make-up she wears actually detracts from her beauty, I think.Humiliating and degrading
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