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peel

 [pēl]
1. the outer covering of something.
2. to remove such an outer covering.
chemical peel chemabrasion.

peel

(pēl),
To remove the outer layer of something by a stripping or flaying action.
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The plastic peels off of the vehicle and the underlying surface is cleaned up with glass cleaner; the paint would be tough to remove--and when talking about full-sized products, chances are, some other people within the organization want the vehicle for other purposes, purposes that probably are better served without a sickly yellow painted surface.
When he peels off his face mask there is nothing behind the eyes--just a taut, determined shell.
Burns, of the study, states, "Most lacerations can be ,glued, in about half the time it would take to stitch them, and the glue peels off on its own in five to eight days.