peel off


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

2. take off, as with some difficulty (Freq. 1)
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He peeled off his blood-soaked shirt

Hypernyms: ↑take off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

3. leave a formation
Topics: ↑air travel, ↑aviation, ↑air
Hypernyms:
swerve, ↑sheer, ↑curve, ↑trend, ↑veer, ↑slue, ↑slew, ↑cut
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

4. come off in flakes or thin small pieces
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The paint in my house is peeling off

Syn: ↑peel, ↑flake off, ↑flake
Derivationally related forms: ↑flake (for: ↑flake), ↑peeling (for: ↑peel)
Hypernyms: ↑chip, ↑chip off, ↑come off, ↑break away, ↑break off
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

5. peel off in scales
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dry skin desquamates

Syn: ↑desquamate
Derivationally related forms: ↑desquamation (for: ↑desquamate)
Hypernyms: ↑shed, ↑molt, ↑exuviate, ↑moult, ↑slough
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s


Useful english dictionary. 2012.