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flesh

Synonyms of flesh in English:

noun

  • 1 you need more flesh on your bones
    muscle, meat, tissue, brawn
    informal beef
  • 2 she carries too much flesh
    fat, weight;
    Anatomy  adipose tissue
    informal blubber, flab
  • 3 a fruit with juicy flesh
    pulp, soft part, marrow, meat
  • 4 the pleasures of the flesh
    the body, human nature, physicality, carnality, animality;
    sensuality, sexuality
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    carnivorous (of an animal) flesh-eating

    Phrases

    one's (own) flesh and blood
    1
    how can you deny your own flesh and blood?
    family, relative(s), relation(s), blood relation(s), kin, kinsfolk, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, kinswomen, kindred, nearest and dearest, people
    informal folks
    flesh out
    2
  • 1.1 he really fleshed out for his latest movie role
    put on weight, gain weight, get heavier, grow fat/fatter, fatten up, get fat, fill out
  • 2.1 the storyline should be fleshed out a bit
    expand (on), elaborate on, add to, build on, add flesh to, put flesh on (the bones of), add detail to, expatiate on, supplement, reinforce, augment, fill out, enlarge on
  • in the flesh
    3
    look, it's him, in the flesh
    in person, before one's (very) eyes, in front of one;
    in real life, live;
    physically, bodily, in bodily/human form, incarnate
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