skin


skin
[[t]skɪ̱n[/t]]
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skins, skinning, skinned
1) N-VAR Your skin is the natural covering of your body.

His skin is clear and smooth...

There are three major types of skin cancer...

The only difference between us is the colour of our skins.

2) N-VAR: usu supp N An animal skin is skin which has been removed from a dead animal. Skins are used to make things such as coats and rugs.

That was real crocodile skin.

...a leopard skin coat.

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3) N-VAR The skin of a fruit or vegetable is its outer layer or covering.

The outer skin of the orange is called the `zest'.

...banana skins.

4) N-SING If a skin forms on the surface of a liquid, a thin, fairly solid layer forms on it.

Stir the custard occasionally to prevent a skin forming.

5) VERB If you skin a dead animal, you remove its skin.

[V n] ...with the expertise of a chef skinning a rabbit.

6) See also , banana skin
7) PHRASE: V and N inflect If something makes you jump out of your skin, it surprises or shocks you very much.

He nearly jumped out of his skin when he saw two rats.

8) PHRASE: V and N inflect If you try to save your own skin or save your skin, you try to save yourself from something dangerous or unpleasant.

He'd have done anything to anybody to save his own skin.

9) PHRASE: PHR with cl If you do something by the skin of your teeth, you just manage to do it.

He won, but only by the skin of his teeth.

10) PHRASE: N inflects, usu v PHR If you say that someone has a thick skin, you mean that they are able to listen to criticism about themselves without becoming offended.

You need a thick skin to be a headmaster.

11) to make your skin crawlsee crawl

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  • skin — [skin] n. [ME skinn < ON, akin to Ger schinden, to flay, peel < IE * (s)ken(d) , to split off (< base * sek , to cut: see SAW1) > OIr ceinn, a scale, scurf] 1. the outer covering or integument of the animal body 2. such a covering,… …   English World dictionary

  • skin — n Skin, hide, pelt, rind, bark, peel can all denote an outer removable coat which adheres to and protects the inner tissues of a body or organism. Skin, the most general term, applies especially to the outer covering of animals, whether it is as… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Skin — Skin, n. [Icel. skinn; akin to Sw. skinn, Dan. skind, AS. scinn, G. schined to skin.] 1. (Anat.) The external membranous integument of an animal. [1913 Webster] Note: In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers, an outer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skin — ► NOUN 1) the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal. 2) the skin of a dead animal used as material for clothing or other items. 3) the peel or outer layer of a fruit or vegetable. 4) an outer… …   English terms dictionary

  • Skin — (englisch für „Haut“ oder „Verkleidung“) steht für: Skin (Computer), eine Einstellungsdatei für Computerprogramme, die das Erscheinungsbild der Bedienungsoberfläche (GUI) festlegt den Künstlernamen der britischen Sängerin Deborah Anne Dyer (Skunk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Skin — Skin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skinned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skinning}.] 1. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skin — tiene varias entradas: El grupo musical japonés de nombre S.K.I.N. El grupo de rock Skin de Caracas Venezuela. La canción Skin de la cantante Madonna. El apócope de skinhead término inglés para el movimiento obrero también conocido como cabezas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Skin — o skin head (ingl.; pronunc. [esquín] o [esquín jéd]; pl. «skins» o «skin heads») n. Cabeza rapada. * * * A la madre Nat y su hijo Dagr se les dieron carros engalanados con piedras preciosas para que conduzcan alrededor de la Tierra, uno detrás… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Skin — Skin, v. i. 1. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over. [1913 Webster] 2. To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one s own, or to use in such exercise cribs, memeoranda, etc., which are prohibited.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skin up — (slang) To make a marijuana joint (see the corresponding sense of the n above) • • • Main Entry: ↑skin * * * ˌskin ˈup derived (BrE, informal) to make a cigarette containing ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Skin — der; s, s <zu engl. skin »Haut«> Kurzform von ↑Skinhead …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch


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