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Noun
The thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal
“His caramel colored skin glowed when he was happy.”
Noun
The skin of a dead animal with or without the fur, used as material for clothing or other items
“He doffed his cap, also made from the skin of a dead animal - I later learned it was a raccoon.”
Noun
The peel or outer layer of certain fruits or vegetables
“The fruit is eaten as a vegetable, the inner skin is ground into meal, and oil is extracted from the seeds.”
Noun
A thin layer forming on the surface of certain hot liquids, such as milk, as they cool
“To make matters worse, spinach was often on the menu and there was a skin on the milk they served for breakfast.”
Noun
The outermost layer of a structure such as a building or aircraft
“The building skin has been constructed, conceptually, from a melding of the two.”
Noun
“Mary's fair skin.”
Verb
To remove the natural covering of
“Another thing is when I skin my knee or fall, they make a big deal about it.”
Verb
To rob by the use of trickery or threats
“… got his revenge on the dirty swindler who had skinned him.”
Verb
To defeat by a large margin
“… we simply got skinned in the interoffice softball tournament.”
Verb
“He skinned the large creature and tossed the large pieces of skin and fur in a pile to the side.”
Verb
“Dad would skin me alive if I forgot it.”
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