English version

strip something ↔ away

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstrip something ↔ away phrasal verbGET RID OFto remove something, especially something that hides or protects someone or something His book aims to strip away the lies and show the world as it really is. strip→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
strip awayOnly another woman, Mrs Gould, refused to be intimidated and stripped her finery away.The cables, pipes and electrical fixtures that were its nervous system are mostly stripped or burned away.Tina Thompson stripped it away from Leslie right under the basket.
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Verb table
strip
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystrip
he, she, itstrips
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystripped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stripped
he, she, ithas stripped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stripped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill strip
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stripped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stripping
he, she, itis stripping
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you, we, theyare stripping
Past
I, he, she, itwas stripping
you, we, theywere stripping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stripping
he, she, ithas been stripping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stripping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stripping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stripping
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