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English definition of “strip sth away”

strip sth away

phrasal verb with strip     /strɪp/ verb (-pp-)
to gradually reduce something important or something that has existed for a long time: Stripping away all the waffle, he said that no Conservative government would let Britain be drawn into a European superstate.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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