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Definition 1: the rind of a fruit or vegetable - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for peel in the sense of this definition

(peel is a kind of ...) the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)

(... is a kind of peel ) the outer skin of a potato

(... is a kind of peel ) the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded)

"he slipped on a banana skin and almost fell"

(... is a kind of peel ) the rind of a lemon

(... is a kind of peel ) the rind of an orange

(... is part of peel) edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

Definition 2: British politician (1788-1850) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for peel in the sense of this definition

(peel is an instance of ...) a person active in party politics

Definition 3: get undressed - [verb of body]

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

  • please don't undress in front of everybody!
  • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

Synonyms for peel in the sense of this definition

(peel is a kind of ...) take away or remove

"Take that weight off me!"

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

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

(peel has a similar meaning as ...) remove (someone's or one's own) clothes

"The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim" "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes" "He disinvested himself of his garments"

Definition 4: strip the skin off - [verb of contact]

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

  • pare apples

Synonyms for peel in the sense of this definition

(peel is a kind of ...) remove the surface from

"strip wood"

(... is a kind of peel ) peel off the outer layer of something

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

Definition 5: come off in flakes or thin small pieces - [verb of contact]

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

  • The paint in my house is peeling off

Synonyms for peel in the sense of this definition

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

"Her tooth chipped"

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