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1. peel

verb. ['ˈpiːl'] strip the skin off.

Synonyms

  • peel off
  • pare
  • skin
  • flay

Antonyms

  • increase
  • fig out
  • dandify
  • deck up

Etymology

  • pele (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pala (Latin)

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Rhymes with Peel

  • pospisil
  • mendivil
  • automobile
  • zavadil
  • villarreal
  • villamil
  • vandriel
  • becerril
  • vantil
  • vanheel
  • puerile
  • pierceall
  • mczeal
  • mcniel
  • mcneill
  • mcneil
  • mcneel
  • mcneal
  • mcgreal
  • mcdeal
  • macneill
  • macneil
  • macneal
  • jabril
  • genteel
  • corniel
  • corneal
  • congeal
  • conceal
  • braziel

How do you pronounce peel?

Pronounce peel as pil.

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Sentences with peel


1. Noun, singular or mass
Ordinary paints are not appropriate for stone and will ultimately chip and peel.

2. Verb, base form
You can peel it off and toss it aside as the weather warms.

Quotes about peel


1. Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

2. Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

3. Visual Pun [10w] Example of visual pun:cloud shaped like a banana peel.
- Beryl Dov

2. peel

verb. ['ˈpiːl'] get undressed.

Synonyms

  • strip
  • divest
  • disrobe
  • uncase
  • undress
  • strip down
  • disinvest
  • unclothe
  • take off

Antonyms

  • invest
  • enthrone
  • deposit
  • cover

Etymology

  • pele (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pala (Latin)

3. peel

verb. ['ˈpiːl'] come off in flakes or thin small pieces.

Synonyms

  • flake
  • flake off
  • chip
  • peel off
  • break away
  • break off
  • chip off

Antonyms

  • slip on
  • add
  • stop
  • attach

Etymology

  • pele (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pala (Latin)

4. peel

noun. ['ˈpiːl'] the rind of a fruit or vegetable.

Synonyms

  • jacket
  • lemon rind
  • orange peel
  • orange rind
  • banana skin
  • rind
  • skin
  • lemon peel
  • edible fruit

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • natural object
  • give
  • roughen

Etymology

  • pele (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • pala (Latin)

5. Peel

noun. British politician (1788-1850).

Synonyms

  • Robert Peel
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