strip away

strip away

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  • strip away — 1) PHRASAL VERB To strip away something, especially something that hides the true nature of a thing, means to remove it completely. [V P n (not pron)] Altman strips away the pretence and mythology to expose the film industry as a business like… …   English dictionary

  • strip away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms strip away : present tense I/you/we/they strip away he/she/it strips away present participle stripping away past tense stripped away past participle stripped away 1) to remove something that covers something… …   English dictionary

  • strip away — verb a) To ignore a factor which obscures the reality. If you strip away the hype, you find that he is just an ordinary person trying to make a living, like everyone else. b) To remove something bit by bit. When we stripped away the old wallpaper …   Wiktionary

  • strip away — phr verb Strip away is used with these nouns as the object: ↑veneer …   Collocations dictionary

  • Strip — Strip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stripped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stripping}.] [OE. stripen, strepen, AS. str?pan in bestr?pan to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen.] 1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strip — strip1 [strıp] v past tense and past participle stripped present participle stripping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(take off clothes)¦ 2¦(remove)¦ 3¦(engines/equipment)¦ 4¦(building/ship etc)¦ 5¦(damage)¦ Phrasal verbs  strip something<=>away  strip somebod …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strip — strip1 [ strıp ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take off all your clothes or another person s clothes: They all stripped and ran into the water. Josh was stripped to the waist (=naked above the waist). strip naked: The soldiers were… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strip */*/ — I UK [strɪp] / US verb Word forms strip : present tense I/you/we/they strip he/she/it strips present participle stripping past tense stripped past participle stripped 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to take off all of your clothes or all of… …   English dictionary

  • strip — [[t]strɪ̱p[/t]] ♦♦♦ strips, stripping, stripped 1) N COUNT: usu N of n A strip of something such as paper, cloth, or food is a long, narrow piece of it. ...a new kind of manufactured wood made by pressing strips of wood together and baking them …   English dictionary

  • Strip parish — is a term used by geographers, historians and archaeologists to denote a parish typically formed during the Anglo Saxon and early medieval period where their narrow elongated shape has been influenced by landscape, political and economic factors …   Wikipedia

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