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skin

noun /skin/
the natural outer covering of an animal or person
piel
She couldn’t stand the feel of wool against her skin A snake can shed its skin.
a thin outer layer, as on a fruit
piel, cáscara
a banana skin onion skins.
a (thin) film or layer that forms on a liquid
película
Boiled milk often has a skin on it.
skin-diving noun diving and swimming under water with simple equipment (a mask, flippers etc).
buceo, submarinismo
skin flick noun (informal) a pornographic film.
película porno
skinhead noun a young man whose hair is completely shaven off, especially one who is violent and racist
Skinhead / Cabeza Rapada
Chris was the leader of a gang of right-wing skinheads.
skin-tight adjective fitting as tightly as one’s skin
estrecho, muy ajustado
skin-tight jeans Her new sweater is skin-tight.
by the skin of one’s teeth very narrowly; only just
por los pelos
We escaped by the skin of our teeth.
Translations of “skin”
in Korean 피부, 껍질…
in Arabic جِلْد, قِشْرة…
in French peau…
in Italian pelle, buccia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 皮膚, 皮, 外殼…
in Russian кожа, шкура, кожура…
in Turkish deri, cilt, post…
in Polish skóra, skórka, kożuch…
in Portuguese pele, casca…
in German die Haut, die Schale…
in Catalan pell…
in Japanese 肌, 皮膚, (野菜や果物の)皮…
in Chinese (Simplified) 皮肤, 皮, 外壳…
(Definition of skin from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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