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skin

skin

 
 
pronunciation:
skIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
phrases:
by the skin of one's teeth, have a thin skin
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the thin, pliable tissue covering the animal or human body.
synonyms:
cutis, derma, dermis, epidermis
similar words:
hide
definition 2: the protective, usu. pliable outer covering of various fruits and vegetables.
synonyms:
cuticle, epidermis, peel, rind
definition 3: the skin and fur removed from an animal; pelt.
synonyms:
fell, hide, pelt
definition 4: any thin membrane or other covering of a surface.
the skin on top of old latex paint
synonyms:
crust, integument, layer
similar words:
lamina, membrane
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phrase: by the skin of one's teeth
phrase: have a thin skin
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: skinned, skinning, skins
definition 1: to remove or displace skin from.
He skinned the deer.
similar words:
clean, decorticate, denude, dress, flay, hull, husk, pare, peel, scalp, shuck, strip
definition 2: to scrape skin from, as by accident.
She skinned her arm when she fell.
synonyms:
abrade, excoriate, graze, scrape
similar words:
exfoliate
definition 3: (slang) to swindle; cheat.
synonyms:
bilk, burn, cheat, clip, fleece, sting
similar words:
defraud, dupe, gaff, gull, gyp, rook, swindle
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part of speech: adjective
definition: (slang) of, relating to, or composed of sexually explicit images.
skin films
synonyms:
hard-core, pornographic
similar words:
adult, blue, X-rated
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