From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology, Plants
fleshflesh1 /fleʃ/ ●●○ W3 noun [uncountable] 1 HBthe soft part of the body of a person or animal that is between the skin and the bones a freshwater fish with firm white flesh2 the skin of the human body His flesh was red and covered in sores.3 kiwi.jpg HBPthe soft part of a fruit or vegetable that can be eaten Cut the melon in half and scoop out the flesh.4 in the flesh5 make somebody’s flesh creep/crawl6 your own flesh and blood7 the flesh8 put flesh on something9 go the way of all flesh get your pound of flesh at pound1(5), → press the flesh at press2(14), → the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak at spirit1(16)
Examples from the Corpus
fleshThis father and his two sons knew the smell of their own decaying flesh.She had unscrewed them, simply turned them through her flesh.And this was an edifice that would house the greatest mystery of all: wine into blood, bread into flesh.But I must stop, for I am turning Word into numbers not into flesh.The fingers squeezed my flesh gently.Charles Tekeyan believed that this feeling is solely a matter of continued excellence in the flesh.Stephen felt Weir's fingers digging into the flesh between his ribs.They showed a mercy to house and land which they denied to flesh and blood.
fleshflesh2 verb flesh something ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fleshNobody bothered to flesh out the story with others.Thus he and other researchers are gradually fleshing out the Supercontinent Cycle.They provide a sort of skeleton grammar for me to flesh out.The new cabin is supposed to flesh the strategy out.
Origin flesh1 Old English flæsc