- By the smallest margin.
- To irritate or stimulate; provoke.
- To preoccupy someone; become an obsession.
- To be slow to take offense.
- To be insensitive to the needs or concerns of others.
- To cause one to be afraid or disgusted.
- Beneath the surface; fundamentally:
enemies who are really brothers under the skin.
Other Word Forms of Skin
Origin of Skin
From Middle English skinn, from Old Norse skinn (“animal hide"), from Proto-Germanic *skinþą (compare Old English scinn (“hide"), Dutch schinde (“bark"), dialectal German Schinde (“fruit peel")), from Proto-Celtic *skento- (compare Breton skant (“scales"), Old Irish ceinn), from Proto-Indo-European *skend- (“to split off") (compare Irish scainim (“I tear, burst"), Latin scindere (“to split, divide"), Sanskrit [script?] (chinátti, “he splits")[Devanagari?]), nasal variant of *skeh₁i-d- (“to cut"). More at shed.
Middle English from Old Norse skinn sek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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