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1    beef     (informal)   body, brawn, fat, fatness, food, meat, tissue, weight  
2    animality, body, carnality, flesh and blood, human nature, physicality, physical nature, sensuality  
3    homo sapiens, humankind, human race, living creatures, man, mankind, mortality, people, race, stock, world  
4    one's own flesh and blood      blood, family, kin, kindred, kinsfolk, kith and kin, relations, relatives  
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  ( fleshes    3rd person present)   ( fleshing    present participle)   ( fleshed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Flesh is the soft part of a person's or animal's body between the bones and the skin.  
...maggots which eat away dead flesh., ...the pale pink flesh of trout and salmon.     
2       n-uncount   You can use flesh to refer to human skin and the human body, especially when you are considering it in a sexual way.  
...the sins of the flesh.     
3       n-uncount   The flesh of a fruit or vegetable is the soft inside part of it.  
Cut the flesh from the olives and discard the stones.     
4    You use flesh and blood to emphasize that someone has human feelings or weaknesses, often when contrasting them with machines.  
flesh and blood      phrase  
I'm only flesh and blood, like anyone else.     
5    If you say that someone is your own flesh and blood, you are emphasizing that they are a member of your family.  
own flesh and blood      phrase   usu v-link PHR     (emphasis)    The kid, after all, was his own flesh and blood. He deserved a second chance.     
6    If something makes your flesh creep or makes your flesh crawl, it makes you feel disgusted, shocked or frightened.  
make sb's flesh creep/crawl      phrase   make inflects  
It makes my flesh creep to think of it..., I was heading on a secret mission that made my flesh crawl.     
7    If you meet or see someone in the flesh, you actually meet or see them, rather than, for example, seeing them in a film or on television.  
in the flesh      phrase   usu PHR after v, v-link PHR  
The first thing viewers usually say when they see me in the flesh is `You're smaller than you look on TV.'      flesh out      phrasal verb   If you flesh out something such as a story or plan, you add details and more information to it.  
He talked with him for an hour and a half, fleshing out the details of his original five-minute account...      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  

in AM, use flesh-colored     
Something that is flesh-coloured is yellowish pink in colour.      adj  
flesh wound        ( flesh wounds    plural  ) A flesh wound is a wound that breaks the skin but does not damage the bones or any of the body's important internal organs.      n-count  

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

! today in flesh, tomorrow in beer n.
aujourd'hui en chair, demain en bière

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