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peel

noun

1 Peel

British politician (1788-1850).

synonyms: Robert Peel, Sir Robert Peel.



2 peel

The rind of a fruit or vegetable.

synonym: skin.

Roget 204: layer, stratum, strata, course, bed, zone, substratum, substrata, floor, flag, stage, story, tier, slab, ... show more

Roget 223: covering, cover; baldachin, baldachino, baldaquin; canopy, tilt, awning, tent, marquee, tente d'abri [Fr.], umbrella, parasol, sunshade; ... show more

Polish: skóra, skórka

verb

1 peel

Strip the skin off.

synonyms: pare, skin.

Roget 204: slice, shave, pare, peel; delaminate; plate, coat, veneer; cover etc. 223.   

Dutch: afpellen, afschillen, ontvellen, pellen, schillen

2 peel

Come off in flakes or thin small pieces:
— The paint in my house is peeling off.

synonyms: flake, flake off, peel off.

Dutch: afbladderen, afschilferen, bladderen, schilferen, verschilferen

3 peel

Get undressed.

synonyms: discase, disrobe, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress.

Roget 226: divest; uncover etc. (cover) etc. 223; denude, bare, strip; disfurnish; undress, disrobe etc. (dress, enrobe) ... show more

Dutch: ontkleden, uitkleden, uitpakken, uittrekken


Moby thesaurus: abscind, acropolis, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, bark, bastion, beachhead, blockhouse, bob, bran, bridgehead, bunker, capsule, case, castle, chaff, citadel, clip ... show more.

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