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Definition 1: peel off in scales - [verb of body]

Samples where peel off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dry skin desquamates

Synonyms for peel off in the sense of this definition

(peel off is a kind of ...) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

"our dog sheds every Spring"

Definition 2: take off, as with some difficulty - [verb of body]

Samples where peel off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He peeled off his blood-soaked shirt

(peel off is a kind of ...) remove clothes

"take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"

Definition 3: peel off the outer layer of something - [verb of contact]

(peel off is a kind of ...) strip the skin off

"pare apples"

(... is a kind of peel off ) remove the surface, in scales or laminae

Definition 4: come off in flakes or thin small pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where peel off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The paint in my house is peeling off

Synonyms for peel off in the sense of this definition

(peel off is a kind of ...) break off (a piece from a whole)

"Her tooth chipped"

Definition 5: leave a formation - [verb of motion]

(peel off is a kind of ...) turn sharply; change direction abruptly

"The car cut to the left at the intersection" "The motorbike veered to the right"

(peel off belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

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