strip away

phrasal verb

stripped away also stript away; stripping away; strips away
: to remove (something that covers a surface) : to pull pieces of a covering away from a surface
strip away the bark of a tree
: to remove (unimportant material) from something
The editor stripped away repetitive sections of the essay.

Examples of strip away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Changes on the outside, such as stripping away a thunderbolt port. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The industry would naturally resist new guidelines, and Republicans in Congress have moved to strip away the public-interest standard entirely. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2023 But the assault launched by Hamas this weekend, with more than 800 Israelis listed as killed so far and more than 150 believed taken as hostages and human shields into Gaza, has now stripped away any remaining illusions about the group or its intentions. Steven Erlanger, New York Times, 9 Oct. 2023 Many commercial shampoos contain harsh chemicals that can strip away essential oils from your dog's coat and cause dryness or irritation. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 Another potential explanation for Psyche’s strangeness holds that the asteroid formed close to the sun, where high temperatures would have allowed metal to solidify and endure while rock remained molten and was somehow stripped away. Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 13 Oct. 2023 In what is being described as the most important judicial proceeding in its history, Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday heard petitions about whether the court itself could have its powers of legal oversight stripped away by the legislature. Shira Rubin, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 Banks testified, too, on how going viral online can strip away nuance. Marc Hogan, Pitchfork, 26 Oct. 2023 Over the credits, there are clips of gaffes from her concert run — getting a microphone stuck on a gown, getting drenched during her set in Massachusetts — that further strip away the sheen. Elisabeth Garber-Paul, Rolling Stone, 23 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Strip away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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