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strip sth away

phrasal verb with strip
 
 
/strɪp/ verb [T] (-pp-)
to get rid of something that is considered not to be necessary: Stripping away layers of bureaucracy would release the extra money necessary to develop services that patients really need.
to remove a large amount of money, for example from a budget, so that there is less to spend: Most of their profits have been stripped away by competitors.
Translations of “strip sth away”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸削減, 慢慢剝奪…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐削减, 慢慢剥夺…
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