verb (used with object)
Origin of flay
Examples from the Web for flayed
Or you can mount a flayed rabbit to hang in your living room while a chef turns its innards into a nose-to-tail feast.
In the central panel, Sen. Elizabeth Warren whispers into the ear of the Pope as Mitt Romney and hedge fund managers are flayed.Pope Francis Declares Consumers and Capitalists Need to Help the Poor|Daniel Gross|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Look, when I left Brothers and Sisters, I felt as if I were flayed alive.
Rodriguez went mad, and was flayed alive for refusing to worship a heathen god.The Message|Louis Tracy
It is best to begin to operate upon the skin half an hour after it has been flayed.The Art of Travel|Francis Galton
She has scored and has flayed me: See the wounds she has made me!Faust|Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
We must make up our minds for that, and we may consider ourselves fortunate if we are not scalped and flayed first.Afar in the Forest|W.H.G. Kingston
When the king saw this, he had him flayed, and the skin dressed.Italian Popular Tales|Thomas Frederick Crane
British Dictionary definitions for flayed
Word Origin for flay
Word Origin and History for flayed
Old English flean "to skin" (strong verb, past tense flog, past participle flagen), from Proto-Germanic *flakhanan (cf. Middle Dutch vlaen, Old High German flahan, Old Norse fla), from PIE root *plak- (2) "to hit" (cf. Greek plessein "to strike," Lithuanian plešiu "to tear;" see plague (n.)). Related: Flayed; flaying.