skin

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/skɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skin)


Inflections of 'skin' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
skins
v 3rd person singular
skinning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
skinned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
skinned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

skin

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [white, black, fair, pale, dark] skin
  2. [smooth, soft, rough, dry, irritable] skin
  3. [clean, clear, dirty, greasy, oily] skin
  4. still has [young, firm, supple] skin
  5. [human, deer, alligator] skin
  6. wore animal skins
  7. [arm, facial, leg] skin
  8. her skin is [cold, hot]
  9. [sausage, milk, soup] skin
  10. her [fair, sensitive] skin is easily sunburned
  11. her skin was [cut, torn, bloody, bruised]
  12. [peel, tear] off skin
  13. [peel] the skin off
  14. [peel] the skin off an [orange, avocado, animal]
  15. [escaped, passed] by the skin of his nose
  16. [teachers, managers, coaches] need to have (a) thick skin
  17. the [criminal, politician, murderer] tried to save his skin
  18. [for, by] the color of your skin
  19. the [insults, jeers, comments] got under her skin
  20. don't let him get under your skin!
  21. it's no skin off my [back, nose]
  22. slang: slip me some skin!
n as adj
  1. skin [color, type, care, products, therapy]
  2. skin [condition, cancer, blemishes, tags]
  3. skin [cream, lotion, milk]
  4. skin-to-skin contact
v
  1. skin [a deer, the rabbit, an animal]
  2. [the animals] are skinned alive
  3. will skin me alive
  4. skin and clean
  5. skinned my [knee, elbow]
  6. skinned her [knee] on the [cement, pavement]
  7. skinned his [knee] [cycling, running, out walking]
  8. skinned for his [disobedience, betrayal, disloyalty]
  9. [was, got] skinned at [poker, blackjack, the casino]
  10. drugs, slang, UK: I'll skin up
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