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Definition of the verb peel off
What does peel off mean as a doing phrase?
- peel off the outer layer of something
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Source] The cook boned the fish
Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): bark, beard, bone, burl, core, gill, gut, head, hull, husk, lint, louse, milk, peel, pinion, pip, pit, pith, pod, poll, pulp, rind, scale, scalp, seed, shell, shuck, skin, snail, stalk, stem, stone, string, tail, tassel, vein, weed, wind, worm, zest.
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- more generic words: pare / peel / skin = strip the skin off
- more specific word: exfoliate = remove the surface, in scales or laminae
- take off, as with some difficulty
- leave a formation
- come off in flakes or thin small pieces
- peel off in scales
Alternative definition of the verb peel off
- [intransitive] To separate off from the main body, to move off to one side; as in troop movements on a parade ground or an organized retreat, or columns in a procession.
- [transitive] To remove (an outer layer or covering, such as clothing).
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for peel off
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Third Edition by Donald G. Frantz, Norma Jean Russell
opitsino'tsi Vti; peel off (Said of a thin material which is adhered to a surface); opitsinó'tsit! peel it off!; anni ...
Durorp-English Dictionary (2013)
peel off or detach continuously (especially ...
by Brent Douglas Galloway
peel off over and over in the hair'/, probably 'R3=> or <=R2> plural or iterative or <=R2> characteristic or <= - (stress-shift) derivational, lx <=eqw> on top of the head, ...
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Usage statistics about peel off
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb peel off:
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- Peel off sticker
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- Peel off plastic liner
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-  Peel off the stickers
Step : After you have waited 12 hours for the paint to dry, peel off the stickers.
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- Peel off the paint
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- Wanderlust / Peel off the layers
can you spot a pattern?
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Peel off Meaning
Video shows what peel off means. To separate off from the main body, to move off to one side, as in troop movements on a parade ground or an organized ...
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Quotes about peel off
Life is like an onion. You peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.