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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.


Synonymsdesquamate


Pattern of useSomething ----s


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









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