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verb [transitive] skin pronunciation in British English /skɪn/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleskinning
past tenseskinned
past participleskinned
  1. 1
    to remove the skin from an animal, fruit, or vegetable

    My grandfather could skin a rabbit in less than a minute.

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  2. 2
    to hurt a part of your body by falling onto a rough surface in a way that causes some skin to be removed

    I fell off my bicycle and skinned my knee.

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