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English definition of “skin”


verb [T]     /skɪn/ (present participle skinning, past tense and past participle skinned)
REMOVE SKIN to remove the skin from somethingHuntingPreparing foodPreparing food using heat
INJURE (also UK graze) to injure your skin by rubbing it against something rough : Mary fell and skinned her knees .Scratching and rubbing
(Definition of skin verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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