verb (used with object)
- to gain weight: He realized to his dismay that he had fleshed out during the months of forced inactivity.
- to add details to or make more complete: She fleshed out her proposal considerably before presenting it to the committee for action.
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Idioms for flesh
Origin of flesh
OTHER WORDS FROM fleshfleshless, adjective
Words nearby flesh
Example sentences from the Web for flesh
In certain species, a male anglerfish will latch onto his chosen female with a sexy bite, then release digestive enzymes to melt their flesh together.Egg yolk color doesn’t mean what you think it does|PopSci Staff|October 15, 2020|Popular Science
That predator’s active ocean cruising generates enough body heat to keep it toastier than surrounding seawater, an effort that burns through the equivalent of about six pounds of flesh a day.Could an ancient megashark still lurk in the deep seas?|By Riley Black|October 15, 2020|Popular Science
Others might have thick, spongy flesh that can store water for long periods of time.
You can register in the flesh at your state or local election office.It’s time to check your voter registration—here’s how|John Kennedy|September 10, 2020|Popular Science
The collaboration will next flesh out the bounce itself — a more complex stage that requires novel interactions to push everything apart again.
Flesh encircled him at the main pool of the Paradise Hotel and Residences at Boca.
It also contains some clunky passages of adultery, temptations of the flesh, and general sexual awkwardness.
His flesh is sagging a bit, but he is still trim and looks lean, sinewy and tough.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He carried around a hundred pounds too many most of his life, a great buffer of flesh between himself and the world.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alas, his soul is willing, but his flesh is weak and he whiffs.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The devi filled his mouth, tore off the flesh, and threw the bones to the three brothers.Georgian Folk Tales|Unknown
Wonder at the great work of God who thus glorifies our flesh!Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles
Each one of his great claws was cut off flush with his flesh.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
The color of the feathers does not seem to affect the quality of the flesh or their character for laying.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
The Eaters of Flesh were close behind them, and forced them forward and inward.The Second Jungle Book|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for flesh
Word Origin for flesh
Medical definitions for flesh
Other words from fleshflesh′y adj.
Idioms and Phrases with flesh
In addition to the idioms beginning with flesh
- flesh and blood
- flesh out
- go the way of all flesh
- in person (the flesh)
- make one's flesh creep
- neither fish nor fowl (flesh)
- pound of flesh
- press the flesh
- spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
- thorn in one's flesh