peel off

verb
1. peel off the outer layer of something (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑skin, ↑peel, ↑pare
Hyponyms: ↑exfoliate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. take off, as with some difficulty (Freq. 1)
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He peeled off his blood-soaked shirt

Hypernyms: ↑take off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

3. leave a formation
Topics: ↑air travel, ↑aviation, ↑air
Hypernyms:
swerve, ↑sheer, ↑curve, ↑trend, ↑veer, ↑slue, ↑slew, ↑cut
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

4. come off in flakes or thin small pieces
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The paint in my house is peeling off

Syn: ↑peel, ↑flake off, ↑flake
Derivationally related forms: ↑flake (for: ↑flake), ↑peeling (for: ↑peel)
Hypernyms: ↑chip, ↑chip off, ↑come off, ↑break away, ↑break off
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

5. peel off in scales
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dry skin desquamates

Syn: ↑desquamate
Derivationally related forms: ↑desquamation (for: ↑desquamate)
Hypernyms: ↑shed, ↑molt, ↑exuviate, ↑moult, ↑slough
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • peel-off — /peel awf , of /, adj. designed to be peeled off from a backing or large sheet, usually of paper, before use; readied for use by peeling off: peel off labels. [1935 40; adj. use of v. phrase peel off] * * * …   Universalium

  • peel-off — /peel awf , of /, adj. designed to be peeled off from a backing or large sheet, usually of paper, before use; readied for use by peeling off: peel off labels. [1935 40; adj. use of v. phrase peel off] …   Useful english dictionary

  • peel off — ► peel off 1) (also peel away) remove (a thin outer covering). 2) remove (an article of clothing). 3) leave a formation or group by veering away. Main Entry: ↑peel …   English terms dictionary

  • peel off — phrasal verb Word forms peel off : present tense I/you/we/they peel off he/she/it peels off present participle peeling off past tense peeled off past participle peeled off 1) [transitive] to remove a tight or wet piece of clothing The kids peeled …   English dictionary

  • peel off — phr verb Peel off is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bark, ↑plaster, ↑wallpaper Peel off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bark, ↑glove, ↑plaster, ↑skin …   Collocations dictionary

  • peel off — PHRASAL VERB If you peel off a tight piece of clothing, you take it off, especially by turning it inside out. [V P n (not pron)] She peeled off her gloves. [Also V n P] …   English dictionary

  • peel off — v. remove the outer layer of something; remove, take off (as of clothing); come off in small pieces; fall off in flakes (of skin); depart; break off from a group of airplanes flying in formation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peel off — leave a group by veering away. → peel …   English new terms dictionary

  • peel off — verb a) To separate off from the main body, to move off to one side; as in troop movements on a parade ground or an organized retreat, or columns in a procession. b) To remove (an outer layer or covering, such as clothing) …   Wiktionary

  • peel off — Synonyms and related words: barnstorm, carry away, come apart, come off, come undone, come unstuck, control, copilot, crack up, disintegrate, drive, fall off, fall to pieces, fly, fly apart, get loose, give way, go to pieces, manipulate, pilot,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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