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flesh

[ flesh ]
/ flɛʃ /
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noun
verb (used with object)
Verb Phrases
flesh out,
  1. to gain weight: He realized to his dismay that he had fleshed out during the months of forced inactivity.
  2. 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 about flesh

Origin of flesh

before 900; Middle English flesc,Old English flǣsc; cognate with Old Frisian flēsk,Old High German fleisk (German Fleisch), Old Norse flesk bacon

OTHER WORDS FROM flesh

fleshless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flesh

flesh
/ (flɛʃ) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for flesh

Old English flǣsc; related to Old Norse flesk ham, Old High German fleisk meat, flesh
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Medical definitions for flesh

flesh
[ flĕsh ]

n.
The soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate, covering the bones and consisting mainly of skeletal muscle and fat.

Other words from flesh

flesh′y adj.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with flesh

flesh

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