Synonyms of peel in English:

peel


See US English definition of peel

See UK English definition of peel

See Spanish definition of pelar

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‘with a small knife, peel the skin from the ginger’

SYNONYMS
trim, trim off, peel off, pare, strip, strip off, shave, shave off, remove, take off

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

    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
    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