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skin
cross section of human skin
A. melanocyte
B. muscle
C. sebaceous gland
D. hair shaft
E. epidermis
F. dermis
G. subcutaneous tissue
H. fat
I. artery
J. sweat gland
K. hair follicle
L. Pacinian corpuscle

skin

 (skĭn)
n.
1. The membranous tissue forming the external covering or integument of an animal and consisting in vertebrates of the epidermis and dermis.
2. An animal pelt, especially the comparatively pliable pelt of a small or young animal: a tent made of goat skins.
3.
a. A usually thin, closely adhering outer layer: the skin of a peach; a sausage skin; the skin of an aircraft.
b. A thin, close-fitting, usually elastic garment, especially a shirt, worn by scuba divers and others who engage in water sports for protection against scrapes and other superficial injuries.
4. A container for liquids that is made of animal skin.
5. Music A drumhead.
6. One of a pair of strips of fabric or other material temporarily applied to the undersides of a pair of skis to provide traction while ascending slopes.
7. Computers A design layout for the interface of a program such as a media player or instant messaging application that a user can select and often customize in order to alter the default appearance.
8. Informal One's life or physical survival: They lied to save their skins.
v. skinned, skin·ning, skins
v.tr.
1. To remove skin from: skinned and gutted the rabbit.
2. To bruise, cut, or injure the skin or surface of: She skinned her knee.
3. To remove (an outer covering); peel off: skin off the thin bark.
4. To cover with a skin or a similar layer: skin the framework of a canoe.
5. Slang To fleece; swindle.
v.intr.
1. To become covered with skin or a similar layer: In January the pond skins over with ice.
2. To pass with little room to spare: We barely skinned by.
adj. Slang
Of, relating to, or depicting pornography: skin magazines.
Idioms:
by the skin of (one's) teeth
By the smallest margin.
get under (someone's) skin
1. To irritate or stimulate; provoke.
2. To preoccupy someone; become an obsession.
have a thick skin
1. To be slow to take offense.
2. To be insensitive to the needs or concerns of others.
make (one's) skin/flesh crawl
To cause one to be afraid or disgusted.
under the skin
Beneath the surface; fundamentally: enemies who are really brothers under the skin.

[Middle English, from Old Norse skinn; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

skin

(skɪn)
n
1. (Zoology)
a. the tissue forming the outer covering of the vertebrate body: it consists of two layers (the dermis and epidermis), the outermost of which may be covered with hair, scales, feathers, etc. It is mainly protective and sensory in function
b. (as modifier): a skin disease. See also dermis, epidermiscutaneousdermatoid
2. a person's complexion: a fair skin.
3. (Biology) any similar covering in a plant or lower animal
4. any coating or film, such as one that forms on the surface of a liquid
5. (Tanning) unsplit leather made from the outer covering of various mammals, reptiles, etc. Compare hide21
6. (Tanning) the outer covering of a fur-bearing animal, dressed and finished with the hair on
7. a container made from animal skin
8. (Aeronautics) the outer covering surface of a vessel, rocket, etc
9. a person's skin regarded as his life: to save one's skin.
10. (Instruments) (often plural) informal (in jazz or pop use) a drum
11. informal short for skinhead
12. (Recreational Drugs) slang a cigarette paper used for rolling a cannabis cigarette
13. slang Irish a person; sort: he's a good old skin.
14. by the skin of one's teeth by a narrow margin; only just
15. get under one's skin informal to irritate one
16. jump out of one's skin to be very startled
17. no skin off one's nose informal not a matter that affects one adversely
18. skin and bone extremely thin
19. thick skin an insensitive nature
20. thin skin a sensitive nature
vb, skins, skinning or skinned
21. (tr) to remove the outer covering from (fruit, etc)
22. (Pathology) (tr) to scrape a small piece of skin from (a part of oneself) in falling, etc: he skinned his knee.
23. (often foll by over) to cover (something) with skin or a skinlike substance or (of something) to become covered in this way
24. (tr) slang to strip of money; swindle
adj
25. relating to or for the skin: skin cream.
26. slang chiefly US involving or depicting nudity: skin magazines.
[Old English scinn, from Old Norse skinn]
ˈskinless adj
ˈskinˌlike adj

skin

(skɪn)

n., v. skinned, skin•ning,
adj. n.
1. the external covering or integument of an animal body, esp. when soft and flexible.
2. such an integument stripped from the body of an animal, esp. a small animal; pelt: a beaver skin.
3. the tanned or treated hide of an animal; leather (usu. used in combination): calfskin.
4. any integumentary covering, casing, outer coating, or surface layer, as an investing membrane, the rind of fruit, or a film on liquid.
5. a casing, as of metal or plastic, around an object: the skin of a computer monitor.
6. a container made of animal skin, used for holding liquids, esp. wine.
7. skins, Slang. drums.
8. Slang. a dollar bill.
v.t.
9. to strip or deprive of skin; flay; peel; husk.
10. to remove or strip off (any covering, surface layer, etc.).
11. to scrape or rub a small piece of skin from (a part of the body), as in falling.
12. to urge on, drive, or whip (a draft animal, as a mule or ox).
13. to climb or jump: to skin a wall with one leap.
14. to cover with or as if with skin.
15. to strip of money or belongings; fleece, as in gambling.
adj.
16.
a. showing or featuring nude persons, often in a sexually explicit way: a skin magazine.
b. presenting films, shows, etc., that feature nude persons, esp. in a sexually explicit way: a notorious skin house.
Idioms:
1. by the skin of one's teeth, by an extremely narrow margin; just barely.
2. get under one's skin,
a. to irritate; bother.
b. to affect deeply; impress.
3. have a thick (or thin) skin, to be remarkably insensitive (or sensitive), esp. to criticism.
[1150–1200; Middle English (n.) < Old Norse skinn, akin to Middle Low German schinden to flay, peel, Old High German scindan]

skin

(skĭn)
The outer covering of a vertebrate animal, consisting of two layers of cells, a thick inner layer (called the dermis) and a thin outer layer (called the epidermis). Structures such as hair, scales, or feathers are contained in the skin, as are fat cells, sweat glands, and sense organs (called skin receptors). Skin provides a protective barrier against disease-causing microorganisms and against the sun's ultraviolet rays. In warm-blooded animals, it helps maintain stable body temperatures by providing insulation or by increasing blood flow to the surface, which rids the body of excess heat.

skin

- The term for the thin, tight covering on carrots, potatoes, grapes, and peaches—but also the thicker covering of bananas and avocados.
See also related terms for thicker.

Skin


absence of pigmentation in the skin.
Medicine. a congenital absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, ranging in scope from partial to total. Also albinoism. Cf. melanism. — albino, n. — albinotic, adj.
the surgical process of removing the outer layer of the skin, as for cosmetic purposes in the removal of acne scars, etc.
neuralgia of the skin.
1. the patterns of ridges of skin on the fingers and palm and the bottoms of the feet.
2. the study dealing with these patterns. — dermatoglyphic, adj.
Medicine. a condition in which lightly touching or scratching the skin causes raised, reddish marks. Also dermatographia, dermographia, dermographism. — dermatographic, adj.
Anatomy. a description of the skin. — dermatographic, adj.
the branch of medicine that studies the skin and its diseases. — dermatologist, n. — dermatological, adj.
an abnormal fear of skin disease. Also dermatosiophobia, dermatopathophobia.
any form of plastic surgery of the skin, as skin grafts.
dermatographism.
the raising of the hairs on the skin as a response to cold or fear; goose bumps or goose pimples.
a darkening of the skin caused by an unusually high amount of pigmentation.
abnormal thickening of the skin. Cf. pachymenia. — pachydermic, adj.
thickening of the skin or of a membrane. Cf. pachydermia. — pachymenic, adj.
a mania for picking at growths.
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
the state or quality of being wrinkled, as the skin. — rugose, adj.
a person with light-colored hair and fair complexion. — xantho-chroid, xanthochroous, adj.

Skin

 

See Also: BALDNESS, COMPLEXION, FACIAL COLOR, FACIAL DETAILS, PALLOR, WRINKLES

  1. The blue of her veins … on her breasts, under the clear white skin, like some gorgeous secret —Joe Coomer
  2. Each summer his skin becomes like brown velvet —John Rechy
  3. Flesh … as chill as that of a mermaid —Angela Carter
  4. The flesh drooping like wattles beneath the jawbone —Nina Bawden
  5. (Miss Quigg’s) flesh looks as if it’s been steeping in brine for years —Sharon Sheehe Stark
  6. Flesh … luminous as though coated with milk —Cynthia Ozick
  7. Flesh … soft and boneless as apple pulp —Margaret Millar
  8. Flesh was as firm and clean as wood —Kay Boyle
  9. Flesh, white as the moon —Charles Johnson
  10. Freckles all over … like a speckled egg —Phyllis Naylor
  11. Grained like wood (where the sweat had trickled) —Willa Cather
  12. Hairless as a statue —Harvey Swados
  13. Hands and forehead were deeply spotted like a seagull’s egg —Frank Tuohy
  14. Her skin cracked like skim milk —Arthur Miller
  15. Her skin felt like plaster of Paris —Nancy Huddleston Packer
  16. Her skin had a startlingly fine texture, like flour when you dip your hand into it —John Updike
  17. Her skin had the bad, stretched look of the white cotton hand towels they give you in poor hotels —Maeve Brennan
  18. Her skin was as pink as sugar icing —Georges Simenon

    The simile underscores Simenon’s characterization of a woman like a ‘bonbon.’

    See Also: PINK

  19. Her skin was the color of smoked honey —R. V. Cassill
  20. Her toadstool skin drapes her bones like cloth worn thin —William Hoffman

    The simile is taken from a scene in a short story describing a dying woman.

  21. His skin hung on his bones like an old suit much too large for him —W. Somerset Maugham
  22. His skin is pale and looks unwholesomely tender, like the skin under a scab —Margaret Atwood
  23. His skin was tea-colored, like a farm boy’s —Ella Leffland
  24. My skin hangs about me like an old lady’s loose gown —William Shakespeare
  25. Pimpled like a brand-new basketball —M. Garrett Bauman

    The skin described in Bauman’s short story Out from Narragansett belongs to a blowfish.

  26. She had pale skin with the kind of texture that looked as if a pinch would crumble it —Jonathan Kellerman
  27. Skin brown as a saddle —Linda West Eckhardt

    See Also: BROWN

  28. (The waitress … has) skin dark as garden earth —Leslie Garis, New York Times Magazine, February 8, 1987

    See Also: DARKNESS

  29. Skin … (slack, sallow and) draped like upholstery fabric over her short, boardlike bones —Louise Erdrich
  30. Skin felt like a series of damp veils, like the wet paper you fold over the wires when you are making papier-mâche —Elizabeth Tallent
  31. Skin felt like rawhide which hasn’t been soaked —Niven Busch
  32. Skin … flushed as if by a fresh breeze —Franz Werfel
  33. Skin freckled like a mango leaf —Derek Walcott
  34. Skin, freckled like a lawn full of clover —Rosellen Brown
  35. Skin glowed like a golden peach —Lillian de la Torre
  36. Skin … gray and rough like dirty milk —Heinrich Böll
  37. Skin … hard and leathery … as though you could strike a kitchen match on it —Pat Conroy
  38. Skin, hairless and white as bird droppings —Harvey Swados
  39. Skin [when you’re old and thin] hangs like trousers on a circus elephant —Penelope Gilliatt
  40. The skin … hung from her bones like a quilt on the line —Suzanne Brown
  41. Skin like a baby’s behind —François Camoin
  42. (One of those lovely, ageless women, with) skin like an Oil of Olay ad —Tony Ardizzone
  43. Skin like an overwashed towel —Jean Thompson
  44. Skin like dark flames —Margaret Atwood
  45. Skin like flan —Scott Spencer
  46. Skin like ice cream, like toasted-almond ice cream —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  47. Skin like polished stone —Richard Wilbur
  48. (He was pale, his) skin like sausage casing —Paul Theroux
  49. Skin like shells and peaches —M. J. Farrell
  50. Skin … like silk —Arabian Nights
  51. Skin like the skin of fruit protected by shade —Paul Horgan
  52. Skin like the underpetals of newly-opened June rosebuds —Cornell Woolrich
  53. Skin like wax paper —Frank Tuohy
  54. Skin like wood —Elizabeth Harris
  55. The skin merely hung at her neck like a patient animal waiting for the rest of her to join in the decline —Max Apple
  56. The skin of her neck was like a piece of chamois leather that had been wrung out and left to dry in brownish, uncomfortable, awkward folds —H. E. Bates
  57. Skin pale as a snowdrop —Jaroslav Seifert

    This is both the first line and title of a poem.

  58. Skin … pale as glossy paper —Geoffrey Wolff
  59. Skin [around neck] … sagging like a turkey’s —John Braine
  60. Skin seemed as sheer as rubber, pulled over her hands like surgical gloves —Sue Grafton
  61. Skin shines in dull gray translucence, like wax —Ira Wood
  62. Skin shines like polished mahogany —R. Wright Campbell
  63. Skin smelled like fresh cotton —John Updike
  64. Skin … smooth, as if dampened and then stretched on his skull —Wright Morris
  65. Skin smooth as Pratesi sheets … eyes that shimmer like Baccarat at the bottom of a Bel Air hot tub … earrings sparkling like all the chandeliers at Lincoln Center, in Malcolm Forbes yacht and maybe even in all of Donald Trump’s Tower —Stephanie Mansfield, Washington Post, June 21, 1986

    Mansfield’s string of similes sets the mood for a profile of Judith Krantz, renowned for her best sellers about glamorous people.

  66. Skin … soft and flabby as used elastic —Jean Rhys
  67. Skin so unwholesomely deficient in the natural tinge, that he looked as though, if he were cut, he would bleed white —Charles Dickens
  68. Skin … stretched over his bones like a piece of old shining oilcloth —Dominique Lapierre
  69. Skin stretched tight like a rubber ball —Margaret Atwood
  70. Skin supple and moist like fine leather that had been expertly treated —Elizabeth Spencer
  71. Skin, the color of creamed tea —W. P. Kinsella
  72. Skin the color of ripe grapefruit —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  73. Skin … the texture like the pit of a peach —Stanley Elkin
  74. Skin tight and rugged as a mountain climber’s —Ward Just
  75. The skin under the eyes was gray, as though she had stayed up every night since puberty —Ella Leffland
  76. Skin [a baby’s] was delicious to touch, fine-grained and blemishless, like silk without the worminess —John Updike
  77. Skin was pale and drawn, her bones lay like shadows under it —William H. Gass
  78. Skin was reddish brown like that of an overbaked apple —Jerzy Kosinski
  79. Skin [of bald scalp] was sunburned, and ridged like dried leather —Cornell Woolrich
  80. Skin … weathering toward sunset like cracked glaze on porcelain —Dick Francis
  81. The startling whiteness of her skin, lush and vulnerable, was like the petal of a gardenia —Kaatje Hurlbut
  82. The texture of her skin was round and hard like the rind of winter fruit —Ellen Glasgow
  83. The texture of his skin, like coffee grounds —Charles Johnson
  84. White skin that looks like thin paper —John Cheever

skin


Past participle: skinned
Gerund: skinning

Imperative
skin
skin
Present
I skin
you skin
he/she/it skins
we skin
you skin
they skin
Preterite
I skinned
you skinned
he/she/it skinned
we skinned
you skinned
they skinned
Present Continuous
I am skinning
you are skinning
he/she/it is skinning
we are skinning
you are skinning
they are skinning
Present Perfect
I have skinned
you have skinned
he/she/it has skinned
we have skinned
you have skinned
they have skinned
Past Continuous
I was skinning
you were skinning
he/she/it was skinning
we were skinning
you were skinning
they were skinning
Past Perfect
I had skinned
you had skinned
he/she/it had skinned
we had skinned
you had skinned
they had skinned
Future
I will skin
you will skin
he/she/it will skin
we will skin
you will skin
they will skin
Future Perfect
I will have skinned
you will have skinned
he/she/it will have skinned
we will have skinned
you will have skinned
they will have skinned
Future Continuous
I will be skinning
you will be skinning
he/she/it will be skinning
we will be skinning
you will be skinning
they will be skinning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skinning
you have been skinning
he/she/it has been skinning
we have been skinning
you have been skinning
they have been skinning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skinning
you will have been skinning
he/she/it will have been skinning
we will have been skinning
you will have been skinning
they will have been skinning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skinning
you had been skinning
he/she/it had been skinning
we had been skinning
you had been skinning
they had been skinning
Conditional
I would skin
you would skin
he/she/it would skin
we would skin
you would skin
they would skin
Past Conditional
I would have skinned
you would have skinned
he/she/it would have skinned
we would have skinned
you would have skinned
they would have skinned

skin


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1. The body’s waterproof covering; its largest organ, with two main layers: the epidermis and dermis. See dermis, epidermis, subcutaneous tissue.
2. To remove the skin from food.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skin - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touchskin - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
investment - outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
thick skin - skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros)
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part
pressure point - an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure; "you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"
skin graft - a piece of skin taken from a donor area and surgically grafted at the site of an injury or burn
buff - bare skin; naked; "swimming in the buff"
dewlap - a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
epidermis, cuticle - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
skin cell - any of the cells making up the skin
corium, derma, dermis - the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
freckle, lentigo - a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
liver spot - a type of skin disease that causes brown spots on the skin
milium, whitehead - a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
blackhead, comedo - a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin
pore - any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
scab - the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
sudoriferous gland, sweat gland - any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration
integumentary system - the skin and its appendages
free nerve ending - microscopic sensory nerve endings in the skin that are not connected to any specific sensory receptor
Pacinian corpuscle - a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin; occurs abundantly in the skin of palms and soles and joints and genitals
foreskin, prepuce - a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
foreskin, prepuce - a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
scalp - the skin that covers the top of the head; "they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"
cuticle - the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
agnail, hangnail - a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
crinkle, wrinkle, furrow, crease, seam, line - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
melanin - insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers
2.skin - an outer surface (usually thin); "the skin of an airplane"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
surface - the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
3.skin - body covering of a living animal
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part
4.skin - a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his skin"
aliveness, animation, living, life - the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
5.skin - the rind of a fruit or vegetableskin - the rind of a fruit or vegetable  
rind - the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
jacket - the outer skin of a potato
banana peel, banana skin - the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded); "he slipped on a banana skin and almost fell"
lemon peel, lemon rind - the rind of a lemon
orange peel, orange rind - the rind of an orange
6.skin - a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
water skin, waterskin - a container of skin for holding water
wineskin - an animal skin (usually a goatskin) that forms a bag and is used to hold and dispense wine
Verb1.skin - climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
climb - move with difficulty, by grasping
2.skin - bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
injure, wound - cause injuries or bodily harm to
3.skin - remove the bark of a treeskin - remove the bark of a tree    
strip - remove the surface from; "strip wood"
4.skin - strip the skin off; "pare apples"
peel off - peel off the outer layer of something
strip - remove the surface from; "strip wood"
flay - strip the skin off

skin

noun
1. complexion, colouring, skin tone, cuticle, epidermis, dermis His skin is clear and smooth.
2. hide, fleece, pelt, fell, integument, tegument That was real crocodile skin.
3. peel, rind, husk, casing, outside, crust banana skins
4. film, coating, coat, membrane Stir the custard occasionally to prevent a skin forming.
verb
1. peel, pare, hull two tomatoes, skinned, peeled and chopped
2. scrape, graze, bark, flay, excoriate, abrade He fell down and skinned his knee.
by the skin of your teeth narrowly, only just, by a whisker (informal), by a narrow margin, by a hair's-breadth He won, but only by the skin of his teeth.
get under your skin (Informal) annoy, irritate, aggravate (informal), needle (informal), nettle, irk, grate on, get on your nerves (informal), piss you off (taboo slang), get in your hair (informal), rub you up the wrong way Her mannerisms can just get under your skin and needle you.
Related words
technical name cutis
adjective cutaneous, dermatoid
fear dermatophobia

skin

noun
1. The tissue forming the external covering of the body:
2. A thin outer covering of an object:
3. The outer covering of a fruit:
verb
1. To remove the skin of:
2. To furnish with a covering of a different material:
3. Slang. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something:
Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride , take someone to the cleaners .
Translations
جِلْدطَبَقَه رَقيقَهقِشْرَةقِشْرَهيَسْلَخ
kůžeslupkastáhnout kůžipovlakškraloup
hudskrælskindflå
haŭto
ihokuorikuorianaarmuttaanahka
koža
bõrbőrmegnyúznyúz
fláhörundhúðhÿîiskán
皮膚
껍질피부
aptemptasnardymas su plaukmenimisnudirti odąodapornografinis filmas
ādamizanodīrāt/novilkt āduplēve
piele
kožapokožkastiahnuť kožu
kožalupina
kožaкожа
hudskal
เปลือกผักหรือผลไม้ผิวหนัง
derikabukkaymakderisini/kabuğunu soymakcilt
шкiра
davỏ

skin

[skɪn]
A. N
1. [of person] → piel f; [of face] → cutis m; (= complexion) → tez f
to wear wool next to one's skinllevar prenda de lana sobre la piel
to be skin and boneestar en los huesos
he's nothing but skin and boneestá en los huesos
to jump out of one's skinllevarse un tremendo susto
it's no skin off my nosea mí ni me va ni me viene, me da igual or lo mismo
to save one's skinsalvar el pellejo
by the skin of one's teethpor los pelos
to have a thick/thin skinser poco sensible/muy susceptible
to get under sb's skin (= annoy) → irritar or molestar a algn
I've got you under my skinno puedo dejar de pensar en ti
2. [of animal] → piel f, pellejo m; (as hide) → piel f, cuero m
3. [of fruit, vegetable] → piel f, cáscara f; (discarded) → mondaduras fpl
4. (= crust) (on paint, milk pudding) → nata f
5. (for wine) → odre m
6. (Aer, Naut) → revestimiento m
8. (Drugs) (= cigarette paper) → papelillo m, papel m de fumar
B. VT
1. [+ animal] → despellejar, desollar
I'll skin him alive! (fig) → ¡lo voy a matar!, ¡lo voy a desollar vivo!
to keep one's eyes skinned for sthandar ojo alerta por algo
there's more than one way to skin a catcada uno tiene su manera de hacer las cosas, cada maestrillo tiene su librillo
2. [+ fruit] → pelar, quitar la piel a; [+ tree] → descortezar
3. (= graze) to skin one's knee/elbowdesollarse la rodilla/el codo
4. (= steal from) → despellejar, esquilmar
C. CPD skin cancer Ncáncer m de piel
skin colour N (= colour of one's skin) → color m de la piel; (= shade) → color m natural
skin disease Nenfermedad f de la piel
skin diver Nbuceador(a) m/f, buzo mf, submarinista mf
skin diving Nbuceo m, submarinismo m
skin flick Npelícula f porno
skin freshener Ntónico m para la piel
skin game N (US) → estafa f
skin graft(ing) Ninjerto m de piel
skin trade Npublicación f de revistas porno
skin wound Nherida f superficial
skin up VI + ADVliar (un porro)

skin

[ˈskɪn]
n
[person] → peau f
The poison may be absorbed through the skin → Ce poison peut être absorbé par la peau.
She's got beautiful, clear skin → Elle a une belle peau claire.
soaked to the skin → trempé(e) jusqu'aux os
to jump out of one's skin → sursauter
to save one's own skin → sauver sa peau
to do sth by the skin of one's teeth → faire qch de justesse
to have a thick skin (fig)être blindé(e)
(= pelt) [animal] → peau f
[fruit, vegetable] → peau f
(on liquid)peau f
vt [+ animal] → écorcher; [+ fish] → peler
The fish should be skinned and filleted → Le poisson doit être pelé et en filets.
modif [cell] → de la peau; [+ condition, tone, type] → de peau; [+ cream, lotion] → pour la peauskin cancer ncancer m de la peau

skin

n
Haut f; to be soaked to the skinbis auf die Haut nass sein; he’s nothing but skin and bone(s) nowadayser ist nur noch Haut und Knochen; that’s no skin off his nose (esp Brit inf) → das braucht ihn nicht zu stören; that’s no skin off my nose (esp Brit inf) → das juckt mich nicht (inf); to get inside the skin of a part (Theat) → in einer Rolle aufgehen; all men/women are brothers/sisters under the skinim Grunde sind alle Menschen gleich; to save one’s own skindie eigene Haut retten; to jump out of one’s skin (inf)erschreckt hochfahren; to get under somebody’s skin (inf: = irritate) → jdm auf die Nerven gehen (inf); (= fascinate, music, voice) → jdm unter die Haut gehen; (person) → jdn faszinieren; (= understand)jdn verstehen; I’ve got you under my skindu hast mirs angetan; to have a thick/thin skin (fig)ein dickes Fell (inf)/eine dünne Haut haben; by the skin of one’s teeth (inf)mit knapper Not, mit Ach und Krach (inf)
(= hide)Haut f; (= fur)Fell nt
(= oilskins)Ölhaut f, → Ölzeug nt
(for wine etc) → Schlauch m
(of fruit etc)Schale f; (of grape, tomato)Haut f, → Schale f
(on sausage etc) → Haut f, → Darm m
(on milk etc) → Haut f
(for duplicating) → Matrize f
(= skinhead)Skin m
(Drugs inf: = cigarette paper) → Zigarettenpapier nt (zum Rauchen von Drogen)
vt
animalhäuten; fruitschälen; grapes, tomatoesenthäuten; there’s more than one way to skin a cat (inf)es gibt nicht nur einen Weg; to skin somebody alive (inf)jdm den Kopf abreißen (hum inf) ? eye
(= graze) kneeabschürfen

skin

:
skin care
nHautpflege f
skin-deep
adj ? beauty
skin disease
skin-diver
nSporttaucher(in) m(f)
skin diving
nSporttauchen nt
skin flick
n (US inf) → Porno(film) m
skinflint
n (inf)Geizkragen m (inf)
skin food
nNahrung ffür die Haut

skin

:
skin game
n (US inf) → Schwindel m
skin graft
nHauttransplantation or -verpflanzung f
skinhead
nSkin(head) m
adj attrSkin(head)-; skin gangSkin(head)bande f
skinless
adj sausageohne Haut or Darm; chicken breastohne Haut

skin

:
skin test
nHauttest m
skintight
adjhauteng

skin

[skɪn]
1. n
a. (gen) → pelle f; (of fruit, vegetable) → buccia; (of boat, aircraft) → rivestimento; (for duplicating) → matrice f per duplicatori; (crust, on paint, milk pudding, thin) → pellicola; (thick) → crosta
next to the skin → a contatto con la pelle
to have a thick/thin skin (fig) → non essere/essere suscettibile
by the skin of one's teeth (fig) → per un pelo
wet or soaked to the skin → bagnato/a fino al midollo
to be (all) skin and bone (fig) → essere pelle e ossa
to get under sb's skin (fig) → dare sui nervi a qn
I've got you under my skin (fig) → ti ho nella pelle
it's no skin off my nose (fig) (fam) (does not concern me) → non sono affari miei (does not hurt me) → non mi costa niente
b. (fam) = skinhead
2. vt (animal) → spellare, scuoiare, scorticare; (fruit) → sbucciare, pelare
to skin one's knee/elbow → sbucciarsi or scorticarsi un ginocchio/gomito
I'll skin him alive! (fig) → lo scortico vivo!
keep your eyes skinned for a garage → tieni gli occhi aperti per un distributore

skin

(skin) noun
1. the natural outer covering of an animal or person. She couldn't stand the feel of wool against her skin; A snake can shed its skin.
2. a thin outer layer, as on a fruit. a banana-skin; onion-skins.
3. a (thin) film or layer that forms on a liquid. Boiled milk often has a skin on it.
verbpast tense, past participle skinned
to remove the skin from. He skinned and cooked the rabbit.
ˈskin-diving noun
diving and swimming under water with simple equipment (a mask, flippers etc).
ˈskin flick noun
a pornographic film.
ˈskin-ˈtight adjective
fitting as tightly as one's skin. skin-tight jeans; Her new sweater is skin-tight.
by the skin of one's teeth
very narrowly; only just. We escaped by the skin of our teeth.

skin

جِلْد, قِشْرَة kůže, slupka hud, skræl Haut, Schale επιδερμίδα, φλούδα piel iho, kuori peau koža buccia, pelle, 皮膚 껍질, 피부 huid, schil hud, skall skóra, skórka casca, pele кожа, кожица hud, skal เปลือกผักหรือผลไม้, ผิวหนัง cilt, kabuk da, vỏ 果皮, 皮肤

skin

n. piel, epidermis, cutis; pop. pellejo;
sagging facial ___cutis colgante;
___ cancercáncer de la ___;
___ chafingfricción de la ___;
___ diseasesenfermedades de la ___, dermatosis;
___ graftinjerto de la ___;
___ rasherupción cutánea, urticaria;
___ rejuvenationrejuvenecimiento de la ___;
___ testspruebas cutáneas;
___ulcerúlcera cutánea.

skin

adj dérmico; n piel f; (of the face) cutis m, tez f; (of fruit) piel; vt (pret & pp skinned; ger skinning) (to scrape) raspar; How did you skin your knee? ..¿Cómo se raspó la rodilla?
References in classic literature ?
Curly black hair, brown skin, big black eyes, handsome nose, fine teeth, small hands and feet, taller than I am, very polite, for a boy, and altogether jolly.
The skin he tacked on a board and suspended the board by a string from his bedroom window.
The top of his left ear was gone, and his skin was brown as an Indian's.
It was the color of her skin, without the glow, the myriad living tints that one may sometimes discover in vibrant flesh.
Should we distrust the man because his manners are not our manners, and that his skin is dark?
I have given no small attention to that not unvexed subject, the skin of the whale.
And so I am but bones, now, with a rough and frowsy skin humped and cornered upon my shrunken body - that skin which was once so glossy, that skin which she loved to stroke with her hand.
Jim told me to chop off the snake's head and throw it away, and then skin the body and roast a piece of it.
The Skin which will exactly fit us originally clothed the bodies of a family named Bygrave.
This was my purpose: first to creep into my own hut and get my assegais and a skin blanket, then to gain speech with Baleka.
He knew not what could be the use of those several clefts and divisions in my feet behind; that these were too soft to bear the hardness and sharpness of stones, without a covering made from the skin of some other brute; that my whole body wanted a fence against heat and cold, which I was forced to put on and off every day, with tediousness and trouble: and lastly, that he observed every animal in this country naturally to abhor the YAHOOS, whom the weaker avoided, and the stronger drove from them.
A boy trained among men would never have dreamed of skinning a ten-foot tiger alone, but Mowgli knew better than anyone else how an animal's skin is fitted on, and how it can be taken off.