Synonyms of peel in English:

peel


See definition of peel

verb

1‘peel and core the fruit’

SYNONYMS
pare, skin, take the rind off, take the skin off, strip, shave, trim, flay
hull, shell, husk, shuck
technical decorticate

2‘a long knife peels the veneer from a round log’

SYNONYMS
trim, trim off, peel off, pare, strip, strip off, shave, shave off, remove, take off, flay
technical excoriate

3‘the paper on the ceiling had started to peel’

SYNONYMS
flake, flake off, peel off, come off in layers, come off in strips
blister
technical exfoliate, desquamate

noun

1‘orange peel’

SYNONYMS
rind, skin, covering, zest
hull, pod, crust, shuck, capsule, outer layer
technical epicarp, pericarp, exocarp
rare integument

Phrases

    keep one's eyes peeled

    ‘keep your eyes peeled for bandits’


    SYNONYMS

    keep a lookout, keep a sharp lookout, be on the lookout, look out, keep one's eyes open, keep an eye open, keep an eye out, observe, watch, watch closely, keep watch, be watchful, be on the watch, be alert, be on the alert, be on the qui vive, be on guard

    beware, mind out, be vigilant, be wary, be careful, pay attention, take heed

    British

    keep one's eyes skinned

    informal

    keep one's peepers peeled

    peel something off

    ‘he peeled off his wet clothes’


    SYNONYMS

    take off, strip off, cast off, remove, discard, throw off

    dated

    doff, divest oneself of