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English definition of “strip sth out”

strip sth out

phrasal verb with strip     /strɪp/ verb [T] (-pp-)
to ignore particular numbers in a situation in order to understand what is really important : After stripping out property sales , the firm's operating profits rose 10%.
to remove particular costs : Axa stripped out substantial costs when it took over the UK insurance group .
UK to remove a piece of equipment or machinery in order to replace it with something new: Production lines have been stripped out and replaced .
(Definition of strip sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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