flay Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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flayverb [T]

uk   us   /fleɪ/
to ​remove the ​skin from a person's or animal's ​body to whip a ​person or ​animal so hard that some of ​theirskin comes off: figurative The ​critics really flayed (= ​severelycriticized) his new ​book.
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