1 covering of a human/animal body
beautiful, clear, fine, flawless, good, healthy, perfect

You want clear, healthy skin.

glowing, radiant

Keep your skin radiant using creams and lotions.

creamy, smooth, soft
thick, thin
supple, young, youthful
sagging, wrinkled
hard, leathery, rough, tough
delicate, sensitive
greasy, oily
dry, flaky, scaly
flaking, peeling
black, brown, dark, ebony, golden, olive, tan
alabaster (literary), fair, ivory, light, milky, pale, porcelain (literary), white

Jenny is small and slender with porcelain skin.

pallid, pasty, sallow
bronzed, tanned
raw, tender

There was a patch of raw skin on my back where the sun had burned it.

broken, damaged

Body skin is thicker than facial skin.

bare, exposed, naked

The sheets felt nice next to his bare skin.

Wear clothing that protects all exposed skin.


I picked up the kitten by the loose skin on its neck.


A lot of dust is made up of particles of dead skin.

break, burn, damage, irritate
moisturize, nourish, soothe

This cream moisturizes dry skin.

dry, dry out

Clean and exfoliate your skin before applying make-up.


Exfoliate to remove dead skin.

penetrate, pierce, puncture

The needle pierced my skin.


This snake sheds its skin eight times a year.


Smoking undoubtedly ages the skin.

glisten, glow

Her skin was glistening with sweat after her run.


They claim that this cream makes the skin age more slowly.

hang, sag
blister, burn, peel
crawl, tingle

Just thinking about spiders makes my skin crawl.

allergy, burns, cancer, complaint (esp. BrE), condition, damage, disease, disorder (esp. AmE), infection, irritation, lesion, problems, rash
specialist (esp. BrE)

make-up and skin-care products

cleanser, cream, lotion, products (esp. AmE)
colour/color, tone
cells, tissue

Avoid skin contact with the glue.

against the/your skin

The sheets felt rough against her skin.

beneath the/your skin

Beneath his skin, the muscles were tight with tension.

on the/your skin

blisters on the skin

through the/your skin

A network of veins showed through his skin.

under the/your skin

He discovered a lump under his skin so he went to the doctor.

skin and bone (esp. BrE), skin and bones (esp. AmE)

The dog was little more than skin and bone/bones.

2 skin of an animal that has been removed
crocodile, goat, leopard, etc.
cure, tan
3 covering of some fruits/ vegetables
banana, onion, potato, etc.
peel off, remove
Skin is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fish, ↑knee, ↑rabbit

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • skin — [skin] n. [ME skinn < ON, akin to Ger schinden, to flay, peel < IE * (s)ken(d) , to split off (< base * sek , to cut: see SAW1) > OIr ceinn, a scale, scurf] 1. the outer covering or integument of the animal body 2. such a covering,… …   English World dictionary

  • skin — n Skin, hide, pelt, rind, bark, peel can all denote an outer removable coat which adheres to and protects the inner tissues of a body or organism. Skin, the most general term, applies especially to the outer covering of animals, whether it is as… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Skin — Skin, n. [Icel. skinn; akin to Sw. skinn, Dan. skind, AS. scinn, G. schined to skin.] 1. (Anat.) The external membranous integument of an animal. [1913 Webster] Note: In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers, an outer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skin — ► NOUN 1) the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal. 2) the skin of a dead animal used as material for clothing or other items. 3) the peel or outer layer of a fruit or vegetable. 4) an outer… …   English terms dictionary

  • Skin — (englisch für „Haut“ oder „Verkleidung“) steht für: Skin (Computer), eine Einstellungsdatei für Computerprogramme, die das Erscheinungsbild der Bedienungsoberfläche (GUI) festlegt den Künstlernamen der britischen Sängerin Deborah Anne Dyer (Skunk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Skin — Skin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skinned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skinning}.] 1. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skin — tiene varias entradas: El grupo musical japonés de nombre S.K.I.N. El grupo de rock Skin de Caracas Venezuela. La canción Skin de la cantante Madonna. El apócope de skinhead término inglés para el movimiento obrero también conocido como cabezas… …   Wikipedia Español

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