flesh

[ flesh ]
/ flɛʃ /

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 for 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

flesh·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for press the 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 press the 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

fleshy adj.
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Idioms and Phrases with press the flesh (1 of 2)

press the flesh

Shake hands and mingle with people, especially when running for public office. For example, The candidate went through the crowd, pressing the flesh. [1920s]

Idioms and Phrases with press the flesh (2 of 2)

flesh

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