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skin

noun  /skɪn/ us  

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]  /skɪn/ (-nn-) us  

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.
Translations of “skin”
in Korean 피부, 껍질…
in Arabic جِلْد, قِشْرة…
in French peau…
in Turkish deri, cilt, post…
in Italian pelle, buccia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 皮膚, 皮, 外殼…
in Russian кожа, шкура, кожура…
in Polish skóra, skórka, kożuch…
in Spanish piel, cáscara, película…
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…
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