Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

strip out

strip out
Meaning(s)
1) ignore or remove an integral aspect or component of something
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    • strip out the old equipment
  • Analysis

    To 'strip out' something means to remove an integral part or chemical component from something. The phrasal verb 'strip out' can often be used in trades like building and plumbing where large parts of engineering, a structure or mechanics, for example, need to be removed. You might also want to 'strip out' information from an argument or a data set for example to examine its impact. This is an informal phrase but used in mainly professional contexts.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The plumber decided that the best thing to do would be to strip out all the old pipes and replace them with new ones.
    2. Our legal team stripped out all the performance-related pay clauses in the contract as they had proved to be a sticking point in the negotiations.
    3. If you strip out the one-off cost of moving into a new office block, the company's yearly profits increased by 10%.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. If we strip out all of our entertainment expenses I think we should be able to afford a car within a year.
    2. We decided to strip out our kitchen entirely and replace it with a new one. It would have been more expensive to fix the parts that were broken.
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