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- 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.
- To remove something bit by bit.
- When we stripped away the old wallpaper, we discovered a really interesting mural painted on the wall.
- The government has stripped away some of our basic rights by passing a series of controversial laws.