flay


flay

verb

Definition of FLAY

1
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
2
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

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