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skin

noun

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1 an outer part or layer
  • space-age materials used on the skin of the aircraft

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2 the outer covering of an animal removed for its commercial value
  • hats made from beaver skins were once fashionable

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3 the hairless natural covering of an animal prepared for use
  • calfskin gloves

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skin

verb

Synonyms of skin (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to remove the natural covering of
  • I prefer not to skin potatoes before mashing them

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2 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • got his revenge on the dirty swindler who had skinned him

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The first known use of skin was before the 12th century

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skim (through)

skin

skin-deep

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“Skin.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/skin. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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