peel off

peeled off; peels off

Definitions of peel off
  1. verb
    peel off the outer layer of something
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    remove the surface, in scales or laminae
    type of:
    pare, peel, skin
    strip the skin off
  2. verb
    take off, as with some difficulty
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    type of:
    take off
    remove clothes
  3. verb
    come off in flakes or thin small pieces
    synonyms: flake, flake off, peel
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    type of:
    break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off
    break off (a piece from a whole)
  4. verb
    peel off in scales
    synonyms: desquamate
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    type of:
    exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough
    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
  5. verb
    leave a formation
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    type of:
    curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer
    turn sharply; change direction abruptly
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