Skin - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |skɪn|  American pronunciation of the word skin
Brit.  |skɪn|  British pronunciation of the word skin
- a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch (syn: tegument)
- an outer surface (usually thin)
- body covering of a living animal (syn: hide, pelt)
- a person's skin regarded as their life
- a member of any of several British or American groups consisting predominantly of young people who shave their heads; some engage in white supremacist and anti-immigrant activities and this leads to the perception that all skinheads are racist and violent
- a person whose head is bald or shaved
- the rind of a fruit or vegetable (syn: peel)
- a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal
- climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling (syn: clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, sputter, struggle)
- bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of (syn: scrape)
- remove the bark of a tree (syn: bark)
- strip the skin off (syn: pare, peel)

Examples

the rough skin of a shark

Choose makeup that matches your skin tone.

These snakes shed their skins once a year.

Native Americans had many uses for animal skins.

His boots are made of alligator skin.

Potato skin is very nutritious.

The hunter skinned the rabbit and prepared it for cooking.

I skinned my knee when I fell.

Skin blisters / peels.

My grandpa adored potatoes in their skins.

The army carried its water supplies with it in skins.

The wound should skin over quite quickly now.

The cave is very narrow ahead, but we should be able to skin through.

The soil has been skinned.

She had thick black hair and smooth dark skin.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: skin
he/she/it: skins
present participle: skinning
past tense: skinned
past participle: skinned
noun
singular: skin
plural: skins
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