peel something off

peel something off
remove an article of clothing.

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  • peel something off — (Brit. informal) TAKE OFF, strip off, remove. → peel * * * ˌpeel ˈoff | ˌpeel (sth)ˈoff derived (informal) to remove some or all of your clothes • You look hot why don t you peel off? …   Useful english dictionary

  • peel something away/off — remove a thin outer covering. → peel …   English new terms dictionary

  • peel — peel1 [ pil ] verb * 1. ) transitive to remove the skin from a fruit or vegetable: First peel the potatoes and cut them in half. 2. ) transitive to remove something from the surface of something else, especially by taking one end or side and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peel — I UK [piːl] / US [pɪl] verb Word forms peel : present tense I/you/we/they peel he/she/it peels present participle peeling past tense peeled past participle peeled * 1) [transitive] to remove the skin from a fruit or vegetable First peel the… …   English dictionary

  • peel — peel1 verb 1》 remove the outer covering or skin from (a fruit, vegetable, etc.). 2》 (of a surface) lose parts of its outer layer or covering in small strips or pieces.     ↘come off in strips or small pieces. 3》 (peel something away/off) remove a …   English new terms dictionary

  • peel — 1 verb 1 (T) to remove the skin from fruit or vegetables: peeling potatoes 2 peel sth from/away/off etc (transitive always + adv/prep) to remove the outer layer from something: Jessie peeled the wrapper from the sweet. 3 (I) a) to lose an outer… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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

  • peel — peel1 [pi:l] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Latin; Origin: pilare to remove the hair from , from pilus hair ] 1.) [T] to remove the skin from fruit or vegetables ▪ Peel and dice the potatoes. 2.) if skin, paper, or paint peels, it comes off, usually in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peel — [piːl] verb I 1) [T] to remove the skin from a fruit or vegetable 2) [I] if something peels, small pieces of it start to fall off Paint was peeling off the walls.[/ex] • peel sth off II noun [U] peel [piːl] the skin of a fruit or vegetable …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • peel — peel1 peelable, adj. /peel/, v.t. 1. to strip (something) of its skin, rind, bark, etc.: to peel an orange. 2. to strip (the skin, rind, bark, paint, etc.) from something: to peel paint from a car …   Universalium

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