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divest sb of sth

formal
phrasal verb with divest uk   us   /dɪˈvest/ verb [I or T] mainly US
to take something off or away from someone or yourself: There is a growing movement to divest the monarchy of its remaining constitutional power. She divested herself of her cumbersome attire.
Translations of “divest sb of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 取消(某人)的…, 處理掉, 丟棄…
in Chinese (Simplified) 取消(某人)的…, 处理掉, 丢弃…
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