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peel1

 
 
pronunciation:
pil
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: peels, peeling, peeled
definition 1: to pull, tear, or cut the outer covering from.
He peels his fruit before eating it.
similar words:
pare
definition 2: to strip off or pare away.
They peeled the skins from the potatoes.
similar words:
pare, scale
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: of an outer layer or covering, to come off, often in patches or strips.
Weathered paint often peels.
definition 2: to lose skin or some outer layer.
He had a bad sunburn and his back peeled.
definition 3: (informal) to undress.
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part of speech: noun
definition: the outer layer, skin, or rind of some fruits and vegetables.
a banana peel
 
similar words:
skin
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derivations: peelable (adj.), peeler (n.)
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Are you looking for the word peal (a loud ringing)? Peel and peal sound alike but have different meanings.
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