peel off

Primary Meanings of peel off

1.
v
peel off the outer layer of something
2.
v
leave a formation
Full Definitions of peel off
1

v peel off the outer layer of something

Types:
exfoliate
remove the surface, in scales or laminae
Type of:
pare, peel, skin
strip the skin off

v take off, as with some difficulty

“He peeled off his blood-soaked shirt”
Type of:
take off
remove clothes

v come off in flakes or thin small pieces

Synonyms:
flake, flake off, peel
Type of:
break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off
break off (a piece from a whole)

v peel off in scales

Synonyms:
desquamate
Type of:
exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough
cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
2

v leave a formation

Type of:
curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer
turn sharply; change direction abruptly

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