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peel away

To remove something (from something's surface) by peeling it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "peel" and "away." I love peeling away the protective plastic they put on the screens of brand new smartphones. Be careful when you peel those stickers away, or you could rip the paper.
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peel something away (from something)

to peel something from the surface of something. Peel the label away from the envelope and place it on the order form. Peel away the label carefully.
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After two or three days: hair cuticles (interlocking scales on the hair's surface) start to dehydrate and peel away. Any salon colour or home-treated colour will fade.
Mobile wall panels peel away to reveal film projectors and screens, and shifting lights cast shimmering patterns on the canvas roof.
Archaeological layers seem to peel away as the solo grows spatially, dynamically, and symbolically: the female form evolves through stages of the history of art, dance, and humanity.
Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of hereditary skin diseases in which something as light as a human touch can cause the skin to blister and peel away, inviting infection and laying down scar tissue.
NOW you have a chance to peel away wrinkles, prematurely aged and sun damaged skin, acne, enlarged pores and scarring, skin discolouration and tired, dull skin.
I almost feel like it's a part of me now and sometimes when I can't sleep I get up and peel away like it's going out of fashion - but hey, my flatmates love it as I have chips ready for breakfast in the morning!' Ed cut his comedy teeth in the stand-up competition So You Think You're Funny?
If used correctly, you can peel away wallpaper in one go, like a banana.
It is called Peel Away and you can get it from Wm Boyles Interior Finishes (0141 429 1218).
So, armed with nothing more than a tub of Peel Away and a spatula, I set about restoring the ceiling rose.
The next day, you simply peel away the paper to reveal the original surface of the ceiling rose.
Peel away that tacky Spice exterior and there's a very talented young lady underneath.
Stripping paint from the cornice in itself may seem like a big task but if you concentrate on the ceiling rose first, you will get the hang of this amazing product called Peel Away.
4 Cover the paste with the special Peel Away paper provided, again making sure there are no air pockets and ensuring the printed side of the paper is facing out.
Their Self Neutralising Daily Peel comes in the form of tiny pads which allow you to sweep over your face to peel away dry and flaky skin.
But he was turned away at the airport because the laminate cover on his passport had started to peel away at the corner.