peel out

To start abruptly from a standing stop, accelerating rapidly, especially so as to produce skid marks.

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  • peel out — ˌpeel ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they peel out he/she/it peels out present participle peeling out past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • peel out — hot rodders slang, 1952, perhaps from peel blade or wash of an oar (1875, Amer.Eng.), earlier shovel shaped instrument used by bakers, etc. (c.1400), from O.Fr. pele, from L. pala spade, shovel, of unknown origin. Or it may be from aircraft pilot …   Etymology dictionary

  • peel out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms peel out : present tense I/you/we/they peel out he/she/it peels out present participle peeling out past tense peeled out past participle peeled out mainly American informal to suddenly make a car start… …   English dictionary

  • peel out — N. Amer. informal leave quickly. → peel …   English new terms dictionary

  • peel out — v To screech your tires pulling out. Ferlin just left; I heard himpeel out. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • peel — peel1 [pēl] vt. [ME pilien, peolien < OE * pilian < L pilare, to make bald < pilus, hair: see PILE2] to cut away or strip off (the rind, skin, covering, surface, etc.) of (anything); pare vi. 1. to shed skin, bark, etc. 2. to come off in …   English World dictionary

  • peel — peel1 [ pil ] verb * 1. ) transitive to remove the skin from a fruit or vegetable: First peel the potatoes and cut them in half. 2. ) transitive to remove something from the surface of something else, especially by taking one end or side and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peel — peel1 verb 1》 remove the outer covering or skin from (a fruit, vegetable, etc.). 2》 (of a surface) lose parts of its outer layer or covering in small strips or pieces.     ↘come off in strips or small pieces. 3》 (peel something away/off) remove a …   English new terms dictionary

  • peel — I UK [piːl] / US [pɪl] verb Word forms peel : present tense I/you/we/they peel he/she/it peels present participle peeling past tense peeled past participle peeled * 1) [transitive] to remove the skin from a fruit or vegetable First peel the… …   English dictionary

  • Peel Regional Police — Logo of the Peel Regional Police. Motto A safer community …   Wikipedia

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