strip away

Definition of strip away

  1. 1 :  to remove (something that covers a surface) :  to pull pieces of a covering away from a surface strip away the bark of a tree

  2. 2 :  to remove (unimportant material) from something The editor stripped away repetitive sections of the essay.

Word by Word Definitions

stripplay
  1. :  to remove clothing, covering, or surface matter from

    :  to deprive of possessions

    :  to divest of honors, privileges, or functions

  1. :  a long narrow piece of a material

    :  a long narrow area of land or water

    :  airstrip

awayplay
  1. :  on the way :  along

    :  from this or that place

    :  in a secure place or manner

  1. :  absent from a place :  gone

    :  distant in space or time

    :  played on an opponent's grounds


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