Definition of FLAY

to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings <her husband flayed her constantly for her incessant shopping>
Near Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise
to remove the natural covering of <flayed their kill right there in the forest, taking both the meat and the skin home>
Synonyms bark, flay, hull, husk, shell, shuck, skin
Related Words bare, denude, expose, scale, strip; pare

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up flay? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More