剝 means 'peel off'

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Strokes : 10    JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-50    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 23 words   Used in 56 words   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   がす to peel off, tear off    to peel   がれる to come unstuck   げる to come off, to wear off
On    ホク
Kun    to peel   へ   へず   むける
Note that this kanji is the official Jōyō version, although the simplified version is considered an acceptable variant, and actually more common. The left side exists as a rare kanji, , simplified to for use in Jōyō kanji.
⿰  ⿱   snout (of a pig)   () water   () sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 剝 is used 6 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 剝 is used 27 times, read 3 ways.
ハク : 2 words FIND ALL
deprivation; divestiture; revocation
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: 13 words FIND ALL
Most common form: むき出し
1. naked; bare; uncovered
2. frank; open; blunt
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がす : 12 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 剥ぐ
'gu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to tear off; to peel off; to rip off; to strip off; to skin; to flay; to bark; to disrobe
2. to strip of (e.g. clothes, rank); to deprive of; to divest  (this meaning is restricted to reading はぐ)
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Cascading kanji view

ハク   はがす to peel off, tear off   は to peel   はがれる to come unstuck   はげる to come off, to wear off   
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snout (of a pig)
トウ   かたな sword   
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