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strip away

1. To tear, peel, or otherwise remove some outer layer or covering from something else, especially in a quick, intense, or violent manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "strip" and "away." Quit stripping the bark away from the tree like that—it isn't good for it! This treatment strips away the dirt and dead cells from your skin. The doctors stripped the bandage away to check the wound.
2. To remove aspect, trait, ability, power, etc., from someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "strip" and "away." The authoritarian government has been slowly stripping away its citizens' freedoms ever since it came into power. The board of directors stripped the manager's authority away while it conducted its internal review of the situation.
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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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However, in the case of a tax-exempt bond stripped after June 10, 1987, a portion of the original issue discount may be treated as if it comes from a taxable obligation.
The rules for computing the taxable interest for stripped bonds issued before April 4, 1994 differ somewhat, depending on when they were issued.
After the mold is stripped from the pattern equipment, it must be finished for closure and pouring.
Whether enduring another losing Little League season with his misfit team, suffering Lucy's endless betrayal with the football, or missing yet another chance to speak to the curly-haired girl of his dreams, the decent little boy with the curl right in the middle of his forehead shows us who we are, stripped of our illusions or pretensions.
Under this ruling, when a loan is sold and the servicing rights are retained, the loan must be treated as a "stripped bond" under Sec.
A portion of the loan's basis must be allocated to the "excess" servicing rights (the "stripped coupons"), based on relative fair market values.
It's been "stripped" of the flavor, color, and nutrients that were in the fruit.