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English definition of “peel away/off”

peel away/off

phrasal verb with peel     /piːl/ verb
When vehicles, people, or animals peel away/off, they separate from the group or structure they were part of and move away in a different direction: One motorbike peeled away from the formation and circled round behind the rest.Departing
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