(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. flay, peel, decorticate; Slang, fleece, cheat. See divestment, stealing. —n. integument, cuticle, dermis, epidermis; pelt, hide; rind; veneer, plating, lamina; parchment. See covering.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. tegument, integument, epithelium, epidermis, dermis, derma, cuticle, scarfskin, trueskin, bark, peel, rind, husk, hide, pelt, fell, coat, carapace, pelage, covering, surface, parchment, vellum.
be no skin off one's back or [m1]nose*,
Syn. not hurt one, do no harm, not affect one; see prosper , survive 1 .
by the skin of one's teeth*,
Syn. (just) barely, scarcely, narrowly; see hardly .
get under one's skin*,
Syn. irritate, disturb, upset; see anger 1 .
have a thick skin*,
Syn. be indifferent, not care, shrug off; see endure 1 , 2 .
have a thin skin*,
Syn. be sensitive or timid or readily hurt, etc., wince, cringe; see suffer 1 .
save one's skin*,
Syn. get away or out, evade, leave (just) in time; see escape , leave 1 , survive 1 .
with a whole skin*,
Syn. safe, unharmed, undamaged; see saved 1 , unhurt .
Syn.- skin is the general term for the outer covering of the animal body and for the covering, especially if thin and tight, of certain fruits and vegetables [ human skin , the skin of a peach ] ; hide is used of the tough skins of certain large animals, as of a horse, cow, elephant, etc.; pelt refers to the skin, esp. the untanned skin, of a fur-bearing animal, as of a mink, fox, sheep, etc.; rind applies to the thick, tough covering of certain fruits, as of a watermelon, or of cheeses, bacon, etc.; peel is used of the skin or rind of fruit that has been removed, as by stripping [ potato peel , lemon peel] ; bark applies to the hard covering of trees and woody plants v.
Syn. peel, pare, flay, scalp, slough, cast, shed, excoriate, decorticate, exuviate, strip, strip off, pull off, remove the surface from, skin alive, husk, shuck, bark, lay bare, bare.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
epidermis, dermis, derma, cuticle, hide, pelt, membrane, *nature's shrinkwrap, coat, membrane, sheath, husk, bark, rind, covering, shell, hull.
peel, decorticate, excorticate, flay, husk, shell, shuck, shed, slough, strip, pare, scalp, trim.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The tissue forming the external covering of the body: epidermis, integument. See SURFACE. 2. A thin outer covering of an object: lamina, membrane, sheath, sheathing. See SURFACE. 3. The outer covering of a fruit: peel, rind. See SURFACE. II verb 1. To remove the skin of: decorticate, pare, peel, scale1, strip1. See PUT ON. 2. To furnish with a covering of a different material: clad, cover, face, sheathe, side. See SURFACE. 3. Slang. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something: fleece, overcharge. Slang: clip1, gouge, nick, rip off, scalp, soak. Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride, take someone to the cleaners. See HONEST.

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