Synonyms of skin in English:

skin


See definition of skin

noun

1‘these chemicals could damage the skin’

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epidermis, dermis
technical cuticle, cutis, corium, derma, derm, integument, tegument

2‘Mary's fair skin’

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complexion, colouring, skin colour, skin tone, pigmentation

3‘until recent years, leopard skins fetched high prices’

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hide, pelt, fleece
Australian greenhide
technical crop, kip
archaic fell

4‘a banana skin’

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peel, rind, outside
technical integument

5‘the coffee was cold, with a skin on it’

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film, coating, coat, layer, overlay
sheet
membrane
technical pellicle

6‘the plane's skin was ripped apart by the force of the explosion’

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casing, cover, covering, exterior, pod

verb

1‘scald and skin the tomatoes’

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peel, pare, hull
technical decorticate

2‘he slipped and skinned his knee’

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graze, scrape, abrade, bark, cut, rub something raw, chafe
technical excoriate

3‘Dad would skin me alive if I forgot it’

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punish severely, tan someone's hide, whip someone's hide
informal murder, scalp, thump, give it to someone, come down on someone, come down on someone like a ton of bricks, have someone's guts for garters
British informal give someone what for

Phrases

    by the skin of one's teeth

    ‘he won, but only by the skin of his teeth’


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    informal


    get under someone's skin

    1‘it was the sheer effrontery of them which got under my skin’


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    informal


    British informal


    North American informal


    vulgar slang


    British vulgar slang


    rare


    2‘she's got under my skin—I can't stop thinking about her’


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    it's no skin off my nose

    ‘it's no skin off my nose—I never wanted to go to Germany in the first place’


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    informal


    informal


    vulgar slang