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peel1 British & World English

Remove the outer covering or skin from (a fruit, vegetable, or prawn)

peel2 British & World English

A shovel, especially a baker’s shovel for carrying loaves into or out of an oven

peel3 British & World English

A small square defensive tower of a kind built in the 16th century in the border counties of England and Scotland

peel4 British & World English

Send (another player’s ball) through a hoop

peel English Thesaurus

peel and core the fruit

Peel, Sir Robert British & World English

(1788–1850), British Conservative statesman, Prime Minister 1834-5 and 1841-6. As Home Secretary (1828–30) he established the Metropolitan Police (hence the nicknames bobby and peeler). His repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 split the Conservatives and forced his resignation

Peel in peel4 British & World English

Send (another player’s ball) through a hoop

peel off British & World English

Leave a formation or group by veering away

peel out British & World English

Leave quickly

orange peel British & World English

The skin of an orange

peel something away/off in peel1 British & World English

Remove a thin outer covering or part

peel off in peel1 British & World English

Leave a formation or group by veering away

peel British & World English

A small square defensive tower of a kind built in the 16th century in the border counties of England and Scotland

peel tower in peel3 British & World English

A small square defensive tower of a kind built in the 16th century in the border counties of England and Scotland

peel something off in peel English Thesaurus

he peeled off his wet clothes


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