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English definition of “strip sth away”

strip sth away

verb uk phrasal verb with strip   /strɪp/ (-pp-) us  
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.
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