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skin

noun  us   /skɪn/

skin noun (BODY COVER)

[C/U] the natural outer layer that covers a person or animal: [C] leopard skins [U] He had dark, leathery skin.

skin noun (FRUIT/VEGETABLE COVER)

[C] the outer covering of some fruits and vegetables: potato skins

skin noun (SURFACE)

[C/U] a thin, solid surface: [C] Those airplanes have titanium skins to survive the heat.

skin

verb [T]  us   /skɪn/ (-nn-)

skin verb [T] (REMOVE BODY COVER)

to remove skin from an animal, or to rub skin off a part of the body: Bridget fell off her bike and skinned her knee.
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