flesh out

Definition of flesh out

:to provide more information about (something) :to make (something) more complete by adding details
  • You need to flesh out your plan with more details.
  • She fleshes out the characters in her novels very well.

Word by Word Definitions

flesh play
  1. : the soft parts of the body of an animal and especially of a vertebrate

  2. : the condition of having ample fat on the body

  3. : skin

  1. : to initiate or habituate especially by giving a foretaste

  2. : gratify

  3. : to clothe or cover with or as if with flesh

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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