strip sth away Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"strip sth away" in British English

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strip sth away

phrasal verb with strip uk   us   /strɪp/ verb (-pp-)
to ​graduallyreduce something ​important or something that has ​existed for a ​longtime: If you ​strip away all the ​rhetoric, you're ​left with an ​opinion that isn't ​backed up by ​facts.
(Definition of strip sth away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strip sth away" in Business English

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strip sth away

phrasal verb with strip uk   us   /strɪp/ verb [T] (-pp-)
to get rid of something that is considered not to be necessary: Stripping away ​layers of ​bureaucracy would ​release the ​extramoney necessary to ​developservices 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.
(Definition of strip sth away from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “strip sth away”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐削减, 慢慢剥夺…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸削減, 慢慢剝奪…
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