skin

I UK [skɪn] / US noun
Word forms "skin":
singular skin plural skins
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1) [countable/uncountable] the outer layer of a person's or animal's body

She has beautiful soft skin.

Most snakes shed their skin several times a year.

fair/dark/olive skin:

I have fair skin that burns very easily.

dry/oily/sensitive skin:

a lotion specially designed for oily skin

skin peels (= falls off gradually in small pieces):

I got sunburnt and now my skin is peeling.

a) [only before noun] relating to or affecting your skin

skin colour

a skin disease

skin cancer

b) [countable/uncountable] the outer layer cut from an animal's body, used for making clothing and decorations

a leopard skin rug

2) [countable/uncountable] the outer layer of a fruit or vegetable

Banana skins are yellow.

a) the thin outer layer of a sausage
b) a thin layer that forms on top of a liquid such as milk or soup when it becomes cold after being hot

Cover the custard to prevent a skin forming as it cools.

3) [countable/uncountable] the outer layer of something, for example a plane or boat
4) [countable] British very informal a skinhead

be (all) skin and bone(s) — to be very thin in a way that is not healthy or attractive

A lot of these fashion models are all skin and bones.

See:
save I, thick I

II UK [skɪn] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "skin":
present tense I/you/we/they skin he/she/it skins present participle skinning past tense skinned past participle skinned
1) to remove the skin from an animal, fruit, or vegetable

My grandfather could skin a rabbit in less than a minute.

2) to hurt a part of your body by falling onto a rough surface in a way that causes some skin to be removed

I fell off my bicycle and skinned my knee.

3) informal to defeat an opponent very easily

English dictionary. 2014.

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