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Verb
To remove the (natural) skin or outer covering of
“So I watched spotty boys peel potatoes and old guys scoop haddock so tenderly from the deep fryer.”
Verb
To remove a thin outer covering or part
“Slice a small piece of onion and peel off a thin layer of skin.”
Verb
To become detached, come away, especially in flakes or strips
“Watered-down paint soaks into the porous concrete so it won't flake or peel like surface paint does.”
Verb
To remove a piece of clothing
“Adam scrambled to peel his shirt off and wrap it around Charlie's hand, screaming for Ray to call 9-1-1.”
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To take, pull or remove by force
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Deskin or destool
Verb
To wear away or cause damage through applied friction
Noun
The outer covering or rind of a fruit or vegetable
“Shortly before you are ready to serve, cut away the pith and peel of the remaining four oranges.”
Noun
Thin strips that have been pared off from something
Noun
A large building fortified against attack, often inhabited by a nobleman or king
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A thin sheet of tissue or layer of cells acting as a boundary, lining, or partition in an organism
Noun
A tool resembling a spade with a broad blade and typically upturned sides, used for moving coal, earth, snow, or other material
Noun
A small, flat, and very thin piece separated from a whole
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Noun
The outside part or uppermost layer of something
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