Meaning of PEEL in English

PEEL

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

banana peel

paint peels/flakes

The paint was starting to peel off the window frame.

peel an apple (= remove the skin )

Peel the apples and slice them finely.

peel potatoes (= cut the skin off them )

Peel and slice the potatoes.

peeling/flaking paint (= starting to come off a surface because it is old )

She lived in a gloomy old building with peeling paint on the walls.

Peel...oranges

Peel the oranges and divide them into segments.

your skin peels (= the top layer comes off after you have had a sun tan )

The week after the holiday my skin was already starting to peel.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

apple

Towards the end she watched him peel an apple with deliberate care.

Puny started slicing the peeled apples .

I also admired the way he could peel an apple with the skin in one piece, coiled like a spring.

By the time Christopher had peeled all the apples , she had the oven heating and the pastry rolled.

Then again, they peel their apples with fancy, little knives instead of savaging them with their gnashers.

carrot

I peeled a carrot and opened a can of sardines.

Add an onion, chopped in half, a few celery ribs and a couple of peeled carrots .

layer

If you are careful, you can peel back the layers of mud and uncover the rest of the hidden trail.

This second token is doubly encrypted, and users pass it along after peeling off one layer of encryption.

The room was hot and airless and I had to peel off my layers of reject golfing sweaters, one by one.

As I peeled away the layers of the past, their life grew more confounding and the enigma expanded.

onion

It's like trying to peel an onion .

Because their learning was iterative, much like peeling an onion , we revisit some issues time and again.

paint

The windows were all shuttered and what paint was left was peeling off in huge flakes.

The paint was peeling on the window frames and the city dust and cobwebs seemed to have collected in every corner.

Cartiers and snide Cartiers with the paint peeling off.

Now most of the paint had been peeled away by successive seasons of sun and rain.

The paint and plaster were peeling and the names on the eight-bell pushes were faded.

potato

If the potatoes have been peeled the cooking water can be used for sauces or soups.

pound

It works at first, and pounds peel off.

skin

Then I started to be sick and my skin started to peel and drop off.

Then the damaged skin peels off.

Another one had had the skin peeled off his bones.

Their skin peeled away and shrivelled while tears of agony rolled from their little red eyes.

By then her husband's skin was peeling and covered in blisters.

Now she cut the skin , peeled it back carefully, divided the orange into sections.

■ VERB

keep

One final word on buying components, keep your eyes peeled for products that are about to be discontinued.

We keep our eyes peeled for Forest Service Road 670.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

keep your eyes peeled/skinned

But if you mean to stick around on the planet for a bit, you need to keep your eyes skinned.

He had kept his eyes peeled.

He pedalled along the canal bank quite slowly, keeping his eyes skinned for signs of defunct animal life.

If you are interested, keep your eyes peeled for nomination lists to that effect.

One final word on buying components, keep your eyes peeled for products that are about to be discontinued.

She still kept her eyes skinned for people coming up the drive though.

The village was in complete wilderness, our toilet a local bush - keeping our eyes peeled for lions!

We keep our eyes peeled for Forest Service Road 670.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Could you peel an orange for me?

I got sunburned, and now my face is peeling.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He peeled off his T-shirt, revealing a chunky tanned torso that reeked of Lifebuoy soap.

He undid his buttons, and peeled off his shirt.

Reno unfolded herself, pushed her bulk out of the car, and peeled her dresses off the back seat.

So I peeled the label from the tube and threw my blood away.

The windows were all shuttered and what paint was left was peeling off in huge flakes.

Then he began to peel back the brittle newspapers, Father Tim saw that the date on the Mitford Muse was 1952.

You could also drop mothballs or peeled garlic cloves or sprinkle hot pepper into the tunnels.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

lemon

Back in the cabin I mix the berries with sugar and lemon peel , then roll out the pie crusts.

Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon peel .

And they ate Papparadelle Ripiene stuffed with goat cheese and Parmesan and covered with a grated lemon peel and cream sauce.

Combine ground walnuts, garlic, lemon peel , cayenne and cinnamon with little salt.

Garnished with a twist of lemon peel or a single green olive, the martini is one of the more simple cocktails.

orange

Pour the juice and grated orange peel , and the honey and salt over the fruit.

He slipped on an orange peel , fell, and succumbed to complications.

The woman was at a table at the other end of the vehicle tidying away the orange peel .

They dug in garbage piles, looking for anything at all, banana skins, orange peels , discarded greens.

Great idea: before grating orange or lemon peel , run the grater under the cold tap to prevent sticking.

Add raisins and chocolate and orange peel , if used, and cook for 1 minute.

The room was badly ventilated, and the floor was strewn with nut shells and orange peel .

Homemade cranberry sauce with slivers of almonds and pieces of orange peel .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a banana peel

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Add boiling water, sugar, spices, citrus juice and citrus peel .

Add the peel and boil slowly until all the sugar syrup is pretty much absorbed.

Add the wine and lemon peel to the olive oil and simmer for 2 minutes.

Back in the cabin I mix the berries with sugar and lemon peel , then roll out the pie crusts.

Drain the peel , refill the pot and boil the peel for 20 minutes more.

Meanwhile place apples, water, peel and soft brown sugar and cinnamon in a pan and simmer until tender.

Meanwhile, marinate the almonds, sultanas and peel in the rum for 30 minutes.

The room was badly ventilated, and the floor was strewn with nut shells and orange peel .

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