peel off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theypeel off
he/she/itpeels off
present participlepeeling off
past tensepeeled off
past participlepeeled off
  1. 1
    [transitive] to remove a tight or wet piece of clothing

    The kids peeled off their wet clothes.

  2. 2

    peel off


    peel away

    [intransitive] to start moving in a different direction from the people or vehicles that you are with

    One by one the aircraft started to peel off.

See also main entry: peel