peel off

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peel off (third-person singular simple present peels off, present participle peeling off, simple past and past participle peeled off)

  1. (intransitive) To separate off from the main body, to move off to one side; as in troop movements on a parade ground or an organized retreat, or columns in a procession.
  2. (transitive) To remove (an outer layer or covering, such as clothing).
  3. (intransitive) To drive away, especially at a fast speed