denude (someone or something) of (something)

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denude (someone or something) of (something)

To remove something from someone or something. I denuded myself of my wet clothes and got into the shower. It's strange to finally see our walls denuded of wallpaper.
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denude someone or something of something

to strip something from someone or something. The prison guards denuded the new prisoner of his garments. The wind denuded the trees of their leaves.
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Therefore, clients started to say, "Well, we've denuded ourselves of marketing resources, so to build that up, we've [got] to take back control." There's a sort of a marketing Brexit here, if you like: We're going to take back control of our destiny.