Meaning of PEEL in English

PEEL

transcription, транскрипция: [ pi:l ]

( peels, peeling, peeled)

1.

The peel of a fruit such as a lemon or an apple is its skin.

...grated lemon peel.

N-UNCOUNT

You can also refer to a peel . ( AM )

...a banana peel.

N-COUNT

2.

When you peel fruit or vegetables, you remove their skins.

She sat down in the kitchen and began peeling potatoes.

VERB : V n

3.

If you peel off something that has been sticking to a surface or if it peels off , it comes away from the surface.

One of the kids was peeling plaster off the wall...

It took me two days to peel off the labels...

Paint was peeling off the walls...

The wallpaper was peeling away close to the ceiling.

...an unrenovated bungalow with slightly peeling blue paint.

VERB : V n off/from n , V n with off/away , V off/from n , V off/away , V-ing

4.

If a surface is peeling , the paint on it is coming away.

Its once-elegant white pillars are peeling.

VERB : usu cont , V

5.

If you are peeling or if your skin is peeling , small pieces of skin are coming off, usually because you have been burned by the sun.

His face, at the moment, was peeling from sunburn.

VERB : usu cont , V

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.