There are 2 translations of peel in Spanish:

peel1

Pronunciation: /piːl/

vt

  • 1.1 [banana/apple/potato] pelar
    More example sentences
    • So I watched spotty boys peel potatoes and old guys scoop haddock so tenderly from the deep fryer.
    • To peel prawns, twist off their heads and pull off the ‘legs’.
    • As a child, it was always a great treat to visit her in the cafe and help her: chopping vegetables, peeling potatoes, mixing ice cream.
    1.2 (remove) the bark had been peeled from the trees habían descortezado los árboles as he lifted the dressing, he peeled away a layer of skin al quitar la venda arrancó or levantó una capa de piel he peeled back the plastic film quitó or despegó la película de plástico

vi

  • [person] pelarse, despellejarse; [paint] desconcharse, salirse*; [wallpaper] despegarse* my nose is peeling se me está pelando or despellejando la nariz to peel away [paint/plaster] desconcharse
    More example sentences
    • The ceiling tiles are waterlogged, the lino is cracked and the walls are peeling.
    • Today, its exquisite towering antique stained glass windows are broken and covered in layers of dust, its walls are cracked and peeling and the weak wooden balcony cannot support a choir anymore.
    • Cargo could not see the logic in his friend's words; they were in an empty, shabby, room with walls that were peeling almost as much as the fence outside.
    More example sentences
    • Soot-stained paint peeled in great strips from rickety frame buildings, pocked with broken windows that wore rusty, torn screens.
    • But the years have taken their toll, with paint peeling away, rust setting in and parts going missing.
    • Throughout the year, curling strips of the cinnamon-red outer bark peel off to reveal the paler young bark beneath.

Phrasal verbs

peel off

v + adv 1.1 [wallpaper/label] despegarse*; [paint] desconcharse, salirse* my skin's peeling off me estoy pelando or despellejando 1.2 [Aviat] [plane] salirse* de la formación 1.3 (leave group) [colloquial/familiar] [person] irse* por su lado, separarse del grupo 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [stamp/sticker/wallpaper] despegar*, quitar; [paint/bark] quitar she peeled off her clothes se quitó la ropa

peel out

v + adv (AmE)
[colloquial/familiar] largarse* [familiar/colloquial]

Definition of peel in:

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more

There are 2 translations of peel in Spanish:

peel2

n

u
  • (of potato) piel (f), cáscara (f); (of apple) piel (f), cáscara (f) (esp AmL) ; (of orange, lemon) cáscara (f)
    More example sentences
    • Place all dried fruits, grated apple, mixed peel, cherries, rinds and juices into a large mixing bowl and pour over the brandy/rum and essences.
    • Sift flour, salt and spice, and add to mixture alternately with dried fruit, mixed peel and zest of lemon.
    • Grate the apple over the bread, add the dried fruit and peel, stir in the sugar, marmalade, flour, eggs and spices.

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Word of the day merienda
f
afternoon snack …
Cultural fact of the day

Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more