Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb peel_off

5 senses of peel off

Sense 1
peel off -- (peel off the outer layer of something)
       => skin, peel, pare -- (strip the skin off; "pare apples")

Sense 2
peel off -- (take off, as with some difficulty; "He peeled off his blood-soaked shirt")
       => take off -- (remove clothes; "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here")

Sense 3
peel off -- (leave a formation)
       => swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut -- (turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right")

Sense 4
peel off, peel, flake off, flake -- (come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my house is peeling off")
       => chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off -- (break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped")

Sense 5
desquamate, peel off -- (peel off in scales; "dry skin desquamates")
       => shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough -- (cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring")

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