Meaning of PEEL OFF in English


peel off phrasal verb ( see also ↑ peel )

1 . peel something ↔ off to take your clothes off:

Tom peeled off his wet T-shirt and shorts.

2 . peel off $20/£50 etc informal to take a piece of paper money from the top of a pile of paper money:

Manville peeled off a 20, and pressed it into the man’s hand.

3 . to leave a moving group of vehicles, aircraft etc and go in a different direction:

Two motorcycles peeled off from the line.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.