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skin British & World English

The thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal

skin English Thesaurus

these chemicals could damage the skin

skin-deep British & World English

Not deep or lasting; superficial

skin game British & World English

A rigged gambling game; a swindle

skin-pop British & World English

Inject (a drug, typically a narcotic) subcutaneously

skin test British & World English

A test to determine whether an immune reaction is elicited when a substance is applied to or injected into the skin

skin-deep English Thesaurus

their left-wing attitudes were only skin-deep

banana skin British & World English

Used to refer to a cause of difficulty or embarrassment

potato skin British & World English

A strip of deep-fried potato skin, served as an appetizer

scarf-skin British & World English

The thin outer layer of the skin; the epidermis

skin teeth British & World English

Laugh or smile

skin beetle British & World English

A beetle that feeds on carrion, hide, or similar material, and is sometimes a serious pest of stored goods

skin diving British & World English

The action or sport of swimming under water without a diving suit, typically in deep water using an aqualung and flippers

skin effect British & World English

The tendency of a high-frequency alternating current to flow through only the outer layer of a conductor

skin flick British & World English

A pornographic film

skin graft British & World English

A surgical operation in which a piece of healthy skin is transplanted to a new site on a patient’s body or to a different individual

skin diving New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

swimming under water without a diving suit

leopard-skin British & World English

(Of a garment) made of a fabric resembling the spotted skin of a leopard

skin friction British & World English

Friction at the surface of a solid and a fluid in relative motion

leopard skin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

combination skin British & World English

A type of facial complexion characterized by an oily forehead, nose, and chin and relatively dry cheeks

gold-beater's skin British & World English

A membrane used to separate leaves of gold during beating

under the skin British & World English

In reality, as opposed to superficial appearances

skin up in skin British & World English

Make a cannabis cigarette

onion-skin paper British & World English

Very fine smooth translucent paper

save someone's skin British & World English

Rescue someone from danger or difficulty

be skin and bone British & World English

(Of a person or animal) be very thin

give someone skin British & World English

Shake or slap hands together as a gesture or friendship or solidarity

have a thick skin British & World English

Be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults

keep a whole skin British & World English

Escape being wounded or injured

galvanic skin response British & World English

A change in the electrical resistance of the skin caused by emotional stress, measurable with a sensitive galvanometer, e.g. in lie-detector tests

make someone's skin crawl British & World English

Cause someone to feel an unpleasant sensation resembling something moving over the skin, as a symptom of fear or disgust

get under someone's skin British & World English

Annoy or irritate someone intensely

have skin in the game British & World English

Have a personal investment in an organization or undertaking, and therefore a vested interest in its success

make someone's skin crawl British & World English

Cause someone to experience an uncomfortable sensation of horror or disgust

beauty is only skin-deep British & World English

A pleasing appearance is not a guide to character

by the skin of one's teeth British & World English

By a very narrow margin; only just

it's no skin off my nose British & World English

Used to indicate that one is not offended or adversely affected by something

wet through British & World English

With one’s clothes soaked; completely drenched

doeskin British & World English

Leather made from the skin of a doe fallow deer

oilskin British & World English

Heavy cotton cloth waterproofed with oil

reskin British & World English

Replace or repair the skin of (an aircraft or motor vehicle)

bearskin British & World English

The pelt of a bear, especially when used as a rug or wrap

calfskin British & World English

Leather made from the hide or skin of a calf, used in bookbinding and shoemaking


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