Definition of strip away phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

strip away

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    strip somethingaway

     
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  1. 1to remove a layer from something First, you need to strip away all the old plaster.
  2. 2to remove anything that is not true or necessary The movie aims to strip away the lies surrounding Kennedy's life.
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