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peel off

  

      vb   adv  
1    to remove or be removed by peeling  
2    intr  
Slang   to undress  
3    intr   (of an aircraft) to turn away as by banking, and leave a formation  
4    Slang   to go away or cause to go away  
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Collins
peel          [1]  
      vb  
1    tr   to remove (the skin, rind, outer covering, etc.) of (a fruit, egg, etc.)  
2    intr   (of paint, etc.) to be removed from a surface, esp. through weathering  
3    intr   (of a surface) to lose its outer covering of paint, etc. esp. through weathering  
4    intr   (of a person or part of the body) to shed skin in flakes or (of skin) to be shed in flakes, esp. as a result of sunburn  
5      (Croquet)   to put (another player's ball) through a hoop or hoops  
6    keep one's eyes peeled (or skinned)   to watch vigilantly  
      n  
7    the skin or rind of a fruit, etc.,   (See also)        peel off  
     (Old English pilian to strip off the outer layer, from Latin pilare to make bald, from pilus a hair)  

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Collins

peel

  
1   
      vb   decorticate, desquamate, flake off, pare, scale, skin, strip off  
2   
      n   epicarp, exocarp, peeling, rind, skin  

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peel, peel, Peel, orange peel

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
exp.
telling someone to fight you."do sth !"
[Slang]
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
n.
crust; epicarp; husk; integument; outer layer; peel; skin
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
v.
talk incessantly ; be very talkative/voluble ; be a chatterbox
[UK] [informal] Ex: When it comes to Pink Floyd, his all-time favorite band, he can talk the hind legs off a donkey!
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