- 1.1 [banana/apple/potato] pelarMore example sentences1.2 (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
- 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.
- [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] desconcharseMore example sentences
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- 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.
- 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.
- verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 [wallpaper/label] despegarse*; [paint] desconcharse, salirse* my skin's peeling off me estoy pelando or despellejando 1.2 [Aviation/Aviación] [plane] salirse* de la formación 1.3 (leave group) [colloquial/familiar] [person] irse* por su lado, separarse del grupo 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [stamp/sticker/wallpaper] despegar*, quitar; [paint/bark] quitar she peeled off her clothes se quitó la ropa
peel outverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano)
- [colloquial/familiar] largarse* [colloquial/familiar]
The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.
- (of potato) piel (f), cáscara (f); (of apple) piel (f), cáscara (f) (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) ; (of orange, lemon) cáscara (feminine)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.