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peel 1

 (pēl)
n.
1. The skin or rind of certain fruits and vegetables.
2. A chemical peel.
v. peeled, peel·ing, peels
v.tr.
1. To strip or cut away the skin, rind, or bark from; pare.
2. To strip away; pull off: peeled the label from the jar.
v.intr.
1. To lose or shed skin, bark, or other covering.
2. To come off in thin strips or pieces, as bark, skin, or paint: Her sunburned skin began to peel.
Phrasal Verbs:
peel off
1. To remove (an article of clothing that fits snugly).
2. To break away from a group in motion, especially to leave flight formation in order to land an aircraft or make a dive.
3. To leave or depart, especially in a hurry.
peel out
To leave quickly, especially by accelerating a vehicle so that the tires spin: peeled out of the driveway.

[From Middle English pilen, pelen, to peel, from Old French peler, and Old English pilian (both from Latin pilāre, to deprive of hair, from pilus, hair) and from Old French pillier, to tug, pull, plunder (from Latin pilleum, felt cap).]

peel 2

 (pēl)
n.
1. A long-handled, shovellike tool used by bakers to move bread or pastries into and out of an oven.
2. Printing A T-shaped pole used for hanging up freshly printed sheets of paper to dry.

[Middle English, from Old French pele, from Latin pāla, spade, peel; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

peel 3

 (pēl)
n.
A fortified house or tower of a kind constructed in the borderland of Scotland and England in the 1500s.

[Middle English pel, stake, small castle, from Anglo-Norman, stockade, variant of Old French, stake, from Latin pālus; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

peel

(piːl)
vb
1. (tr) to remove (the skin, rind, outer covering, etc) of (a fruit, egg, etc)
2. (intr) (of paint, etc) to be removed from a surface, esp through weathering
3. (intr) (of a surface) to lose its outer covering of paint, etc esp through weathering
4. (intr) (of a person or part of the body) to shed skin in flakes or (of skin) to be shed in flakes, esp as a result of sunburn
5. (Croquet) croquet to put (another player's ball) through a hoop or hoops
6. keep one's eyes peeled keep one's eyes skinned to watch vigilantly
n
the skin or rind of a fruit, etc
[Old English pilian to strip off the outer layer, from Latin pilāre to make bald, from pilus a hair]

peel

(piːl)
n
(Tools) a long-handled shovel used by bakers for moving bread, in an oven
[C14 pele, from Old French, from Latin pāla spade, from pangere to drive in; see palette]

peel

(piːl)
n
(Fortifications) (in Britain) a fortified tower of the 16th century on the borders between England and Scotland, built to withstand raids
[C14 (fence made of stakes): from Old French piel stake, from Latin pālus; see pale2, paling]

Peel

(piːl)
n
1. (Biography) John, real name John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. 1939–2004, British broadcaster; presented his influential Radio 1 music programme (1967–2004) and Radio 4's Home Truths (1998–2004)
2. (Biography) Sir Robert. 1788–1850, British statesman; Conservative prime minister (1834–35; 1841–46). As Home Secretary (1828–30) he founded the Metropolitan Police and in his second ministry carried through a series of free-trade budgets culminating in the repeal of the Corn Laws (1846), which split the Tory party
ˈPeelite n

peel1

(pil)

v.t.
1. to strip (something) of its skin, rind, bark, etc.
2. to strip away from something: to peel paint from a car.
v.i.
3. (of skin, bark, paint, etc.) to come off in pieces.
4. to lose the skin, rind, bark, paint, etc.
5. Informal. to undress.
6. peel off,
a. (of an aircraft) to leave a flight formation with a banking turn.
b. to veer away from a path or group.
n.
7. the skin or rind of a fruit or vegetable.
Idioms:
keep one's eyes peeled, to watch closely or carefully; be alert.
[before 1100; Middle English pelen, Old English pilian to strip, skin < Latin pilāre to remove hair, derivative of pilus hair]

peel2

(pil)

n.
a shovellike implement for moving bread, pies, etc., into or out of an oven.
[1350–1400; Middle English pele < Middle French < Latin pāla spade]

Peel

(pil)

n.
Sir Robert, 1788–1850, British statesman: founder of the London constabulary; prime minister 1834–35, 1841–46.
rind, peel - The rind is the hard or tough covering on oranges, grapefruit, and watermelon; once removed, skin or rind is usually known as peel.
See also related terms for rind.

peel


Past participle: peeled
Gerund: peeling

Imperative
peel
peel
Present
I peel
you peel
he/she/it peels
we peel
you peel
they peel
Preterite
I peeled
you peeled
he/she/it peeled
we peeled
you peeled
they peeled
Present Continuous
I am peeling
you are peeling
he/she/it is peeling
we are peeling
you are peeling
they are peeling
Present Perfect
I have peeled
you have peeled
he/she/it has peeled
we have peeled
you have peeled
they have peeled
Past Continuous
I was peeling
you were peeling
he/she/it was peeling
we were peeling
you were peeling
they were peeling
Past Perfect
I had peeled
you had peeled
he/she/it had peeled
we had peeled
you had peeled
they had peeled
Future
I will peel
you will peel
he/she/it will peel
we will peel
you will peel
they will peel
Future Perfect
I will have peeled
you will have peeled
he/she/it will have peeled
we will have peeled
you will have peeled
they will have peeled
Future Continuous
I will be peeling
you will be peeling
he/she/it will be peeling
we will be peeling
you will be peeling
they will be peeling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been peeling
you have been peeling
he/she/it has been peeling
we have been peeling
you have been peeling
they have been peeling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been peeling
you will have been peeling
he/she/it will have been peeling
we will have been peeling
you will have been peeling
they will have been peeling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been peeling
you had been peeling
he/she/it had been peeling
we had been peeling
you had been peeling
they had been peeling
Conditional
I would peel
you would peel
he/she/it would peel
we would peel
you would peel
they would peel
Past Conditional
I would have peeled
you would have peeled
he/she/it would have peeled
we would have peeled
you would have peeled
they would have peeled

peel

To take the skin off something, usually a fruit or vegetable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peel - British politician (1788-1850)Peel - British politician (1788-1850)  
2.peel - the rind of a fruit or vegetablepeel - the rind of a fruit or vegetable  
rind - the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
jacket - the outer skin of a potato
banana peel, banana skin - the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded); "he slipped on a banana skin and almost fell"
lemon peel, lemon rind - the rind of a lemon
orange peel, orange rind - the rind of an orange
Verb1.peel - strip the skin off; "pare apples"
peel off - peel off the outer layer of something
strip - remove the surface from; "strip wood"
flay - strip the skin off
2.peel - come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my house is peeling off"
chip, chip off, break away, break off, come off - break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped"
3.peel - get undressedpeel - get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
take off - remove clothes; "take off your shirt--it's very hot in here"
undress, disinvest, divest, strip - remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"
take off - take away or remove; "Take that weight off me!"

peel

noun
1. rind, skin, peeling, epicarp, exocarp grated lemon peel
verb
1. skin, scale, strip, pare, shuck, flake off, decorticate (rare), take the skin or rind off She sat down and began peeling potatoes.
peel something off take off, remove, discard, strip off, cast off, doff, divest yourself of He began to peel off his shirt.

peel

noun
The outer covering of a fruit:
verb
To remove the skin of:
Translations
فشرقِشْرقِشْرَةٌقِشْرَهيَتَقَشَّر
loupatslupkakůraloupat se
skrælleskalskalleskræl
kuorikuorialeipälapio
gulitikorica
gyümölcshéjhéjlepattogzik
afhÿîa, flysjabörkur, hÿîiflagna
皮をむく
껍질껍질을 벗기다
lupenosnuluptinuskustiskustiskutenos
lobītlobītiesmizamizotnomizot
lúpať sašúpať
lupinalupitiluščiti se
skalskala
เปลือกปอกเปลือก
soymaksoyulmakkabukmevye kabuğupul pul dökülmek
bóc vỏvỏ

peel

[piːl]
A. N (= skin) → piel f; [of citrus fruit] → cáscara f; [of apple, potato] → piel f; (removed) [of citrus fruit] → cáscaras fpl; [of apple, potato] → peladuras fpl, mondas fpl
B. VT [+ fruit, vegetable] → pelar; [+ layer of paper] → quitar
to peel the bark from a treedescortezar un árbol, quitar la corteza de un árbol
C. VI [wallpaper] → despegarse, desprenderse; [paint] → desconcharse; [skin, person] → pelarse
I'm peelingme estoy pelando
peel away
A. VI + ADV [paint] → desconcharse; [wallpaper] → despegarse, desprenderse; [skin] → pelarse
B. VT + ADVquitar, despegar
peel back VT + ADVquitar, despegar
peel off
A. VT + ADV [+ layer, paper] → quitar, despegar; [+ clothes] → quitarse rápidamente or lisamente
B. VI + ADV
1. (= separate) → separarse (from de) (= leave formation) [vehicle, plane] → despegarse
he peeled off to the eastse desvió hacia el este

peel

[ˈpiːl]
n [potato, apple] → pelure f, épluchure f; [orange, lemon] → écorce f
vt [+ fruit] → peler, éplucher; [+ potatoes] → éplucher
Shall I peel the potatoes? → J'épluche les pommes de terre?
vi
[paint] → s'écailler
[wallpaper] → se décoller
[nose, arms, hands, back] → peler
My nose is peeling → Mon nez pèle.
The skin on my back is peeling → Mon dos pèle.
peel away
vi
(= come off) [sticker, label, paper] → se décoller
[supporters] → faire défection
vt sep [+ sticker, paper, layer] → décoller; [+ skin] → enlever
peel back
vt sepdécoller
peel off
vt sep [+ sticker, label] → décoller

peel

nSchale f
vtschälen ? eye
vi (wallpaper)sich lösen; (paint)abblättern; (skin, person)sich schälen or pellen (inf); the paper was peeling off the walldie Tapete löste sich von der Wand

peel

[piːl]
1. n (gen) → buccia; (of orange, lemon) → scorza, buccia
2. vt (fruit) → sbucciare; (shrimps) → sgusciare
to keep one's eyes peeled (fam) → stare all'erta
3. vi (wallpaper) → staccarsi; (paint) → scrostarsi; (skin) → squamarsi; (person) → spellarsi
peel away
1. vi + adv (skin) → squamarsi; (paint) → scrostarsi; (wallpaper) → staccarsi
2. vt + adv (gen) → staccare; (paint) → scrostare; (wrapper) → togliere
peel back vt + advtogliere, levare
peel off
1. vt + adv
a. = peel away 2
b. (clothes) → togliersi, sfilarsi
2. vi + adv = peel away 1

peel

(piːl) verb
1. to take off the skin or outer covering of (a fruit or vegetable). She peeled the potatoes.
2. to take off or come off in small pieces. The paint is beginning to peel (off).
noun
the skin of certain fruits, especially oranges, lemons etc.
ˈpeeler noun
a tool etc that peels (something). a potato-peeler.
ˈpeelings noun plural
the strips or pieces of skin peeled off an apple, potato etc. potato peelings.

peel

قِشْرَةٌ, يُقَشِّرُ loupat, slupka skræl, skrælle Schale, schälen ξεφλουδίζω, φλούδα pelar, piel kuori, kuoria peler, pelure guliti, korica buccia, sbucciare, 皮をむく 껍질, 껍질을 벗기다 schil, schillen skall, skrelle obrać, skórka casca, descascar кожура, очищать от кожуры skal, skala เปลือก, ปอกเปลือก mevye kabuğu, soymak bóc vỏ, vỏ 剥皮, 果皮

peel

n. [fruits] cáscara, hollejo, corteza;
v. pelar; [to shed skin] despellejarse, pelarse.

peel

n (derm, procedure) exfoliación f; chemical — exfoliación química; vi (skin) descamarse (form), pelarse, despellejarse (fam)