strip away

phrasal verb
stripped away also stript away; stripping away; strips away

Definition of strip away

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

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“Strip away.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strip%20away. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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