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strip out

(transitive) to remove the working parts of (a machine)
to remove (a chemical or component) from a mixture
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  • It was such a small garden, merely a strip out of the field in front of the house, that he could not miss her.

    Moth and Rust Mary Cholmondeley
  • Then he tore a strip out of his jacket and wrapped it around his shoulder as tightly as he could.

    Spillthrough Daniel F. Galouye
  • His dog had caused trouble between Diamond and Merriwell early in their college career by taking a strip out of Frank's trousers.

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish
  • He spread the strip out once more, smoothing the many creases, and having again run his eye over the letters commenced to read.

    With Wolseley to Kumasi F.S. Brereton
  • Then she cuts a strip out of his back, eats up the whole of the viands he has prepared for his companions, and disappears.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • Spread this strip out on some cosmic floor, and you could place upon it side by side 55 globes as large as the earth.

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