v. 1. peel off, detach something from a surface to which it is firmly attached, esp. over its entire surface; become so. Wà pa muukal (maukal) ang unud sa lubi, The coconut meat has not detached from its shell. Nag-ukal ang tikud sa sapátus, The heel is coming off the shoes. Nagkaukal na ang pintal sa dáang balay, The paint of the old house is peeling off; 2. take out or away from something as if detached. Ukala na nang bátà sa íyang inahan, Take that child away from its mother. Dì na siya maukal sa pagkamaistru, He can’t be removed from his teaching post.