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.
Origin of flesh
Related formsflesh·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for flesh
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
Medicine definitions for flesh
Related formsflesh′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