flesh NOUN 1) the soft substance in the body consisting of muscle tissue and fat. 2) the edible pulpy part of a fruit or vegetable. 3) the surface of the human body with reference to its appearance or sensory properties. 4) (the flesh) the physicality of the human body as contrasted with the mind or the soul: pleasures of the flesh.
VERB (flesh out) make more substantial or detailed.
go the way of all flesh — Cf. ↑go the way of all flesh
in the flesh — Cf. ↑in the flesh
make someone's flesh creep (or crawl) — Cf. ↑make someone's flesh creep
DERIVATIVES fleshless adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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