Definition of skin in English:
- Typical teen problems like zits had not touched his flawless pale skin.
- His lightly muscled tanned bare skin glistened in the sun and he felt very much like an article on display.
- The light never touched his soft, tan skin.
- The Inuit made all their clothing from various animal skins and hides.
- The Sun Dance ceremony practised by Plains Indians required the skins of dead animals in order to glorify the spirit of the wolf.
- He doffed his cap, also made from the skin of a dead animal - I later learned it was a raccoon.
- He instead took the job of filling their water skins.
- He had finished washing his knife and had started filling up their water skins for the night.
- The water skin filled, quickly, and out of the top a stream of water burst out.
- Meanwhile, thick layers of slate-colored skins began covering their exposed muscles.
- Islam is just the outer skin of an onion covering animism, Hinduism and other ancient mysteries.
- The distinctive bumpy skins are used to cover up wounds and to protect them from infection while they heal.
- Wheat bran and the skins of fruits and vegetables are sources of insoluble fiber.
- Peel the skin from the roast pepper halves and cut the stem off the aubergine halves.
- Simply peel away the outer skin of the kiwi and place in a hard-cooked egg slicer.
- In developing countries gut skins dominate the sausage market.
- Then, I imagine, it is pumped into sausage skins and served in a bun smothered in ketchup and mustard.
- It is a pudding in the old sense of something enclosed in a sausage skin.
- To make matters worse, spinach was often on the menu and there was a skin on the milk they served for breakfast.
- It is chilly enough that where the water is calm a skin of ice has formed.
- Air must be excluded from the can by a tight-fitting lid, or a skin can form in the can.
- The hole in the floor was covered with a sliding panel flush with the aircraft's skin.
- With the wing structure complete, the wings were then covered with aircraft grade mahogany skin.
- The longerons were good and did not need replacement but we did replace some skins on the lower fuselage.
- The route got steeper and we put climbing skins (strips of special fur) on our ski bottoms.
- Attach climbing skins to your skis and up you go.
- We stripped off the synthetic climbing skins from our skis.
- They were surrounded by a devoted crowd of aging skins, punks & Goths worshipping at the church of Sioux.
- As for punks 'n' skins in Derby, there's hardly any.
- From my experiences, punks & skins generally get along OK.
- Drummer Ste Barrow is frantically searching for a replacement having just split the skin on his bass drum.
- Weiss pulverizes the skins, and the guitars of Brownstein and Tucker play off of one another with furious intensity.
- Carved from tweneboa, a Ghanaian cedar tree, the drums have fragile skins and tuning pegs.
- They swapped modding techniques and hundreds of custom skins over the website message board.
- The white console is customisable too, with the ability to swap everything from the console's faceplate to the skins on the software interface.
- For example, will it be possible to use custom skins or will you release tools to allow users to build custom levels?
- The injury that I might do to a native, is a hurt done to the group or skin, as they call it, of which he is a member.
- There were many among the white settlers who had high respect for the Aboriginal skin system.
- The logo was designed by a now deceased Gunwinggu man of the gamarrang subsection or 'skin' from the Born clan.
verb (skins, skinning, skinned)[with object] Back to top
- Cows are still skinned and dismembered alive, and pigs are still scalded to death, just like chickens are.
- He is shown feeding the sheep and skinning a rabbit.
- Then, when he had finished, he got Zi to help him skin the deer and preserve the meat, in case they ever ran out of food.
- I'm thinking about skinning my knee, getting rug burns or ‘Indian’ burns, things like that.
- If you fell and skinned your knee or caught a cold, it was because God had seen you do something wrong.
- I, however, did seriously skin both my knees and so completely stuff myself it took about 2 hours to recover.
- The gimmick has generated so much publicity, Mercury is trying to devise an equivalent design - without skinning the author - for the planned 5,000 book run.
- Inevitably then, it can only financially top up local authorities by skinning you and I to an even deeper extent than it is already doing.
- Taking Colgan's pass, he skinned two defenders for pace, shipped another tackle and popped over with the inside of his left boot.
- Ballack set him free with subtle chip over the top, and Klose skinned the out-rushing keeper before slotting it home with ease.
- Part of the problem was traced back to one high-rolling casino player who managed to skin the firm for £3m.
- At the end of a hard days work I like nothing more than to skin up a joint and get high.
- I then visualised myself sitting in a desert, skinning up two joints, one for me, and one for Bast.
- Let's kick off with some suitably chilled warm-up music, while you pitch your virtual tent and skin up a virtual fat one.
Old Scandinavian gave us skin in the later Old English period—the word used until then was hide. The expression by the skin of your teeth arose from a misquotation from the biblical book of Job: ‘I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.’ The implication is ‘and nothing else’. See also beauty. The skinhead is associated with the Britain of the 1970s, but the first skinheads were American. In the 1950s recruits to the US Marines were known as skinheads because of the severe way their hair was cropped when they joined up. The colloquial word skint first found in the 1920s is a variant of colloquial skinned used in the same sense.
be skin and bone
- (Of a person or animal) be very thin: she was nothing but skin and boneMore example sentences
- She was the thinnest fox he had ever seen, practically skin and bone.
- Posh Spice isn't all that - she's all skin and bone and she's got horrible spots.
- I couldn't even tell what it was because it was skin and bone.
by the skin of one's teeth
- By a very narrow margin; only just: I only got away by the skin of my teeth[from a misquotation of Job 19:20: ‘I am escaped with the skin of my teeth’ (i.e. and nothing else)]More example sentences
- You have escaped from going to prison by the skin of your teeth.
- ‘You have escaped prison by the skin of your teeth,’ the judge told him.
- The Oxford University Pool Team has not lost to Cambridge since 1999, when the ‘rascal Tabs’ managed to grind out a 46-44 victory by the skin of their teeth.
get under someone's skin informal
- What's most annoying is that it seems to get under your skin - not irritating like a rash, more like an itch that needs to be scratched.
- What gets under our skin, aggravates, infuriates, frustrates and makes us hate is of the same seed that also begets love and divine revelation.
- Ugh, someone here is getting under my skin, really starting to annoy me, and I can't put my figure on why/how exactly.
- It gets under your skin and opens up a space that is filled by sadness and silence.
- His intensely intimate music gets under your skin rather than grabbing you by the lapels.
- We wanted to make a movie that slowly got under your skin, that was about building, inescapable dread.
- He changed his ways many years ago because a good, decent woman got under his skin and made him understand what love was all about.
- Then he comes in contact with a woman who gets under his skin.
- I know it's a cliche but I thought the author really managed to get under Clara 's skin in a way which made us empathise with her.
give someone (some) skin
- US black slang Shake or slap hands together as a gesture or friendship or solidarity: the Orioles might be giving each other skin until midnightMore example sentences
- I gave him some skin, and his mother gave him a hug.
- 'Give me some skin on that one,' said Spencer, thrusting his palm toward Winston.
- Remember the time he went to give me skin and I shook his hand!
have skin in the game US informal
have a thick (or thin) skin
- Be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults: the job called for a thick skin and an aggressive personalityMore example sentences
- Chairmen and chief executives need to have a thick skin and take justified criticism of their companies in the way it is intended.
- Del Ponte dismissed the criticism: ‘He who does not have a thick skin should choose another field of work,’ she said.
- I don't have a thick skin naturally, but I've had to at times.
it's no skin off my nose (or US off my back)
- informal Used to indicate that one is not offended or adversely affected by something: ‘I’ve not much appetite, I’m afraid.’ ‘No skin off my nose.’More example sentences
I don't care, I don't mind, I'm not bothered, it doesn't bother me, it doesn't matter to me, it's of no concern to me, it's of no importance to meinformal I don't give/care a damn/hoot/toss/rap, I don't give a monkey'svulgar slang I don't give a shit
- I mean, it's no skin off my nose if Greenwald and screenwriter Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond) wanted to go with such a formalist framework.
- Look, it's no skin off my nose - he's not after me, so I couldn't care less.
- When I say ‘it's no skin off my nose ‘, there is an immediate context that gives the expression more meaning.
keep (or sleep in) a whole skin
- archaic Escape being wounded or injured: if he means to keep a whole skin on his bones, I recommend him not to come back in a hurryMore example sentences
- It is agreeable to keep a whole skin; but the skin still remains an organ sensitive to the atmosphere.
- But were concerned rather in keeping a whole skin by parlaying or by spilling cowardly tears to excite pity.
- For if he wanted to be safe, and considered it his first object to sleep in a whole skin, it had been his best way not to have stirred from home.
- Cause someone to experience an uncomfortable sensation of horror or disgust.Example sentences
- A clerk innocently used a word to describe a section of books that made Cisneros 's skin crawl.
- The mere knowledge that I talked to you makes Greg 's skin crawl, and I'm not going to hurt him by meeting you.
- Justin was, well, Justin, and the thought of him doing that with Rebecca was enough to make Michael 's skin crawl.
skin and blister
skin (one's) teeth
there's more than one way to skin a cat
- proverb There’s more than one way of achieving one’s aim.Example sentences
- Harry Briggs, City of York councillor for Haxby, said: ‘Maybe people in Haxby have got more brains, after all there's more than one way to skin a cat.’
- You learn as you get older there's more than one way to skin a cat.
- Maybe those dummies in their corporate towers have finally gotten the message and realised that there's more than one way to skin a cat.
under the skin
- In reality, as opposed to superficial appearances: he still believes that all women are goddesses under the skinMore example sentences
- There is something chilling in the will for violence latent under the skin of our society - and it is not an appetite which should be fed.
- We're in the tradition of journalists going out and trying to get under the skin of the country.
- This well-crafted documentary probes under the skin of taxidermy and finds much more than glass eyes and straw.
- Example sentences
- Chop three boneless, skinless chicken breasts into cubes.
- I even came home and cooked up a slew of skinless, frozen chicken breasts for lunch this week.
- Some lean meat morsels you may want to munch include skinless cuts of roasted, baked or broiled poultry and seafood.
- Example sentences
- As Sammy's, the place is still a warehouse-like box, with a strangely skin-like material decorating outdoor areas and an identical volleyball setup.
- You felt like a child or baby walking shoeless through the skin-like membrane.
- Approximately 25 cm long, the animal has a flat tail surrounded by a skin-like fin which is used for swimming.
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