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English verb: peel off

1. peel off (contact) peel off the outer layer of something

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pare, peel, skin

Narrower (hyponym)exfoliate

2. peel off (body) take off, as with some difficulty

SamplesHe peeled off his blood-soaked shirt.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take off

3. peel off (motion) leave a formation

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer

Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

4. peel off (contact) come off in flakes or thin small pieces

SamplesThe paint in my house is peeling off.

Synonymsflake, flake off, peel

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off

5. peel off (body) peel off in scales

SamplesDry skin desquamates.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough

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