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American English: /flɛʃ/
British English: /flɛʃ/

Translation of flesh in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (human, animal) I like the outline, but you have to put some flesh on it
    me gusta el esquema, pero tienes que darle más cuerpo
    in the flesh flesh and blooda creature of flesh and blood
    un ser de carne y hueso
    I'm only flesh and blood after all
    después de todo soy de carne y hueso or soy humano
    it's more than flesh and blood can stand or bear
    es más de lo que humanamente se puede aguantar
    how can I do it? they're my own flesh and blood!
    ¿cómo puedo hacerlo? ¡son de mi propia sangre!
    to make somebody's flesh creep or crawl
    ponerle los pelos de punta or la piel de gallina a alguien
    to press the flesh [colloquial]
    ir por ahí estrechando manos
    (before noun) (wound)
    these are flesh-and-blood people we are talking about
    estamos hablando de gente de carne y hueso
    a flesh-and-blood princess
    una princesa de verdad or de carne y hueso
    Example sentences
    • I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - I might even be said to possess a mind.
    • He reached out and grabbed his wife's shoulder here, pushing his fingers into the soft crevice of flesh over bone.
    • Jim felt the pulsing of the sun as its heat, magnified by the window it was pouring through, met with soft flesh and willing muscle.
    Example sentences
    • A ‘vegetarian’ is a person who does not eat meat, fish, foul or any food derived from the flesh of animals.
    • Sea bass is a silvery grey fish with succulent white flesh.
    • Glamorgan sausages contain neither flesh nor fish nor fowl, but cheese and leeks.
    Example sentences
    • There was the sound of flesh hitting other flesh and a body falling to the ground.
    • His skin had felt deliciously cool against her heated flesh as his hard body moved against hers.
    • This Skin Firming Moisturiser with seaweed extract and caffeine promises to firm up flabby flesh and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
    1.2 (of fruit)
    Example sentences
    • If you timed it right you could spend a good part of the day out of the sun with cool pulpy grape flesh oozing between your toes.
    • Cut a ripe kiwi fruit in half and squeeze it over the squid, letting both the juice and flesh of the fruit drop into the bowl.
    • Put the onions, garlic, aubergine flesh, the lemon juice and seasoning into a food processor and whiz until it begins to become a purée.
  • 2 (Religion)the flesh
    la carne
    sins/pleasures of the flesh
    los pecados/los placeres de la carne
    to go the way of all flesh [euphemistic]
    pasar a mejor vida [euphemistic]
    Example sentences
    • The old man once walked in trespasses and sins according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind.
    • In contrast to the previous evening the pleasures of the flesh were much in evidence.
    • With crew members leading a lonely existence and having to stay away from their family for days together, they are tempted to give in to the pleasures of the flesh.

Phrasal verbs

flesh out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(add detail to)
darle cuerpo a
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