the natural outer covering of an animal or human body, from which hair may grow
the skin of an animal for use as leather, fur, etc.
a natural outer covering of some fruits and vegetables
take the skin off
"your skin is the largest organ of your body"
"the skin of an airplane"
"he tried to save his skin"
"The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
They must have built their huts of skins or wattle.
出自： S. Hood
An expert in skinning beaver.
出自： J. A. Michener
Cage was skinned of all her money by confidence tricksters.
The wound skinned over.
The children are so skilled at climbing trees that they skin up them like little monkeys.
误 Boys have begun to wear their hair long and even dye it yellow, not caring whether the colour matches their skin.
正 Boys have begun to wear their hair long and even dye it yellow, not caring whether the colour matches their complexion.
析 skin 是“皮,皮肤”的意思,表示“肤色”应该用complexion。
误 Her skins were fair and satin-smooth.
正 Her skin was fair and satin-smooth.
误 He collected a lot of animal skin.
正 He collected a lot of animal skins.
析 skin 作“人或动物的皮肤”解时多作单数使用,不用复数形式; 但 skin 作“动物的皮毛”或“皮子”解时为可数名词,可用作复数。
误 The rain soaked him in the skin.
正 The rain soaked him to the skin.
析 soak sb to the skin是习惯用法,表示“(雨)使衣服湿透”,其中介词为to,不用in。另外也不可说be soaked to the skin。
误 I shouldn't wish to be on his skin.
正 I shouldn't wish to be in his skin.
析 be in sb's skin是固定短语,意思是“处于某人的地位”,其中的in不可换用on。