Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

strip down

strip down
1) take apart or reduce to its simplest form
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    • strip an engine/proposal down
  • Analysis

    Something which is 'stripped down' is reduced or has had things removed until it is left in its simplest or most minimal form or state. To 'strip down' also means to remove your clothing, so you might 'strip down', in order to go swimming, for example. In this context 'to strip down' means the same as 'to undress'. This is a phrasal verb with social and professional uses.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When I stripped down my son to give him a bath I noticed he had spots all over his body.
    2. It was so hot in the building I had to strip down into a T-shirt.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The mechanic had to completely strip the engine down to find out what was wrong with my car. It was a complicated job.
    2. Her proposal was all over the place. It needed to be stripped down to what was most relevant.
    3. Consumers nowadays appreciate branding which is unfussy, streamlined and looks scientific.
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