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English definition of “peel”

peel

verb
 
 
/piːl/
FRUIT/VEGETABLES [T] B1 to remove the skin of fruit or vegetables: Peel and chop the onions.Preparing foodPreparing food using heat
SURFACE [I, T] If you peel something from a surface, you remove it and if something peels, it comes away from a surface: The paint is starting to peel off where the wall is damp. → See also keep your eyes open/peeled (for sb/sth)Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of peel verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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