The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
A light abrasion; a slight scratch.
To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
* Jonathan Swift
* 1999:' Although it is perfectly good meadowland, none of the villagers has ever '''grazed animals on the meadow on the other side of the wall. — ''Stardust , Neil Gaiman, page 4 (2001 Perennial Edition).
(ambitransitive) To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
- a field or two to graze his cows
* Alexander Pope
- Cattle graze in the meadows.
* 1993 , John Montroll, Origami Inside-Out (page 41)
- The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead.
To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
- The bird [Canada goose] is more often found on land than other waterfowl because of its love for seeds and grains. The long neck is well adapted for grazing .
To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
- when Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep
* 1851 ,
- the bullet grazed the wall
To cause a slight wound to; to scratch.
- But in that gale, the port, the land, is that ship’s direst jeopardy; she must fly all hospitality; one touch of land, though it but graze the keel, would make her shudder through and through.
To yield grass for grazing.
* Francis Bacon
- to graze one's knee
- The sewers must be kept so as the water may not stay too long in the spring; for then the ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose that year.
(uncountable) The outer protective layer of the body of any animal, including of a human.
(uncountable) The outer protective layer of the fruit of a plant.
(countable) The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.
(countable) A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid.
- He is so disgusting he makes my skin crawl.
(countable, computing) A set of resources that modifies the appearance and/or layout of the graphical user interface of a computer program.
- In order to get to the rest of the paint in the can, you?ll have to remove the skin floating on top of it.
(countable, slang) Rolling paper for cigarettes.
- You can use this skin to change how the browser looks.
(Australia) A subgroup of Australian aboriginal people; such divisions are cultural and not related to an individual?s physical skin''.
- Pass me a skin , mate.
[1994 , ''Macquarie Aboriginal Words ], , paperback ISBN 0-949757-79-9, Introduction.
(countable, video games) An alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a 3D character model in a video game.
(slang) Bare flesh, particularly bare breasts.
A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids.
- Let me see a bit of skin .
(nautical) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.
- skins of wine
(nautical) The covering, as of planking or iron plates, outside the framing, forming the sides and bottom of a vessel; the shell; also, a lining inside the framing.
* (outer covering of living tissue) dermis, integument, tegument
* (outer protective layer of a plant or animal) peel (of fruit or vegetable), pericarp
* (skin of an animal used by humans) hide, pelt
* (congealed layer on the surface of a liquid) film
* (subgroup of Australian Aboriginals) moiety, section, subsection
* banana skin
* by the skin of one's teeth
* comfortable in one's own skin
* get under someone's skin
* give some skin to
* goose skin
* it's no skin off my back
* jump in one's skin
* make one's skin crawl
* no skin off my nose
* second skin
* shirts and skins
* skin and bone, skin and bones
* skin cancer
* skin care, skincare
* skin cell
* skin cream
* skin disease
* skin effect
* skin flick
* skin flute
* skin graft
* skin in the game
* skin movie
* skin type
To injure the skin of.
To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human.
(colloquial) To high five.
(transitive, computing, colloquial) To apply a skin to (a computer program).
- He fell off his bike and skinned his knee on the concrete.
(UK, soccer, transitive) To use tricks to go past a defender.
- Can I skin the application to put the picture of my cat on it?
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To become covered with skin.
To cover with skin, or as if with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
- A wound eventually skins over.
(US, slang, archaic) To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use cribs, memoranda, etc., which are prohibited.
(slang, dated) To strip of money or property; to cheat.
- It will but skin and film the ulcerous place.
* (injure the skin of) bark, chafe, excoriate, graze, scrape
* (remove the skin of) flay, fleece, flense, scalp
* skin up
* there's more than one way to skin a cat
* inks, sink