Synonyms of skin in English:

skin

noun

  • 1 these chemicals could damage the skin
    epidermis, dermis, derma
  • 5 milk with a skin on it
    film, layer, membrane
  • 6 the plane's skin was damaged
    casing, exterior

verb

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  • 1 skin the tomatoes
    peel, pare, hull
    technical decorticate

Phrases

by the skin of one's teeth

he won, but only by the skin of his teeth (only) justnarrowlybarelyby a hair's breadthby a very small margin informalby a whisker

get under someone's skin

informal

it's no skin off my nose

informal if you want to go swimming in that icy water, it's no skin off my nose I don't careI don't mindI'm not botheredit doesn't bother meit doesn't matter to me informalI don't give a damnI couldn't/could care less

skin alive

informal Dad would skin me alive if I forgot it punish severely informalmurdercome down on (like a ton of bricks)give what for

Word links

cutaneous relating to or affecting the skin
subcutaneous situated or applied under the skin
dermatology the branch of medicine concerned with skin disorders

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