peel off


peeled off; peeling off; peels off

intransitive verb

: to veer away from an airplane formation especially for diving or landing

Examples of peel off in a Sentence

it's rude to peel off like that without thanking your host peeled off the wet clothes and tossed them over the shower rod
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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of peel off was in 1941

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“Peel off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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