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English definition of “peel”

peel

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (COVERING)    /piːl/
C2 If a layer or covering peels, it slowly comes off, and if you peel a layer or covering , you remove it slowly and carefully : We peeled the wallpaper off the walls . Peel off the backing strip and press the label down firmly . The posters were peeling away from the damp walls . The new paint is already starting to crack and peel.Removing and extractingTearing and breaking into pieces
(Definition of peel verb (COVERING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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