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strip something away (from someone or something)

to remove or peel something from someone or something. The emergency room nurse stripped the clothing away from the burn victim. He stripped away the victim's clothing. Jamie stripped away the old paint from the bathroom wall.
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strip away

v.
1. To remove some covering or layer: Most bullies are really cowards once you strip away their tough fa?ade. We hated the wood paneling on the walls so much that we stripped it away and painted the whole room.
2. To take some rights or privileges away: The state strips away felons' right to vote. I had power of attorney over the property until the court stripped it away.
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Strip away the lush trappings of The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century(PPP Editions/Roth Horowitz, 2001), and you basically have a list.
Furthermore, this century has brought vast advances in every branch of science - a fact that Sagan celebrates, while acknowledging science's tendency to strip away cherished assumptions and beliefs.
Block contends that once you strip away these metaphors, economic reality is far different from what both politicians and economists describe.
It's been far too easy for them to come in, strip away what they needed, leave the land completely annihilated, and make their own rules about how to clean up the mess.
Yet according to Mason, "When we strip away the theatrical conventions," Gods "tells their personal stories.
When you strip away everything else, what other explanation can there really be?
This advanced cleaner is non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, contains no CFCs, detergents or solvents of any kind (including alcohol, ammonia and chlorine) which can subtly eat away at porous electronic screens and strip away the crucial anti-glare coatings of plasma screens and other pricey electronic toys.
When you strip away the energy Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has brought to the job and his outgoing personality, nothing is yet visible to suggest that substantive change is really going to take place.
As well as removing unwanted hair many depilatory methods also strip away dead cells leaving a more sensitive layer of skin exposed.
Inside the cells, enzymes strip away HDP-CDV's fatty portion, then its cidofovir binds to poxvirus and prevents it from replicating, Hostetler says.
3) Melissa Etheridge, Skin (CB) Strip away the media hype, and you'll find a raw, compelling record underneath.
The relation between Guston's hooded figures, puffing cigars as they cruise in their ersatz cars, and Dunham's bellowing warmongers is not one of attitude so much as subversive intent: both use the banality of cartoons to strip away the civilized veneer of art in order to enact dark truths about the human condition.
For example, space storms strip away the outer layers of the plasmasphere, producing tremendous plumes of plasma that extend up to 60,000 kilometers into space.
We want to, again, strip away some of the regulations, which is very important.