Examples of flay in a Sentence
her husband flayed her constantly for her incessant shopping
flayed their kill right there in the forest, taking both the meat and the skin home
Recent Examples of flay from the Web
Resilient enough to bear all these truths at once, and, armed and flayed by that knowledge, to keep daring vulnerability, pain, pleasure, and intimacy.
Democrats, meanwhile, relish visions of a new congressional majority wielding its subpoena power to flay the Trump administration with oversight investigations.
The camps were thrifty, too, weaving carpets from human hair, flaying skin to make lampshades.
They are usually flayed in the media with a torrent of negative coverage.
McConnell meanwhile indicated that the names of wild insurgents who flayed establishment candidates in Republican primaries in previous cycles but were too extreme to win in the fall, are engraved on his heart.
Pedraza had been shot in the head and decapitated, and the skin had been flayed from her skull.
A week after flaying the Panthers with five touchdowns and nearly 500 passing yards, Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph completed only 22 of his 41 attempts for 398 yards.
For white liberals there is a kind of ecstasy to be achieved by flaying themselves with Coates’s hot, stinging words.
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Origin and Etymology of flay
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, scold, score, tongue-lash, upbraid;
abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate;
lay into, read the riot act (to), take to task;
FLAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flay for English Language Learners
: to beat or whip (someone or something) in a very violent and severe way
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