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1‘you're as thin as a rake—you need a sight more flesh on your bones’
muscle, tissue, muscle tissue, meat, brawn
2‘the villagers used to eat turtle eggs and flesh’
3‘Mrs Barnet carried too much flesh on her small frame’
fat, weight, obesity, corpulence
informal blubber, flab
4‘cut the melon in half and scoop out the flesh’
pulp, soft part, fleshy part, marrow, meat
5the flesh‘a fierce inner struggle against the pleasures of the flesh’
the body, the human body, human nature, man's physical nature, physicality, corporeality, carnality, animality
sensuality, sensualism, sexuality
‘the child was after all their own flesh and blood’
family, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, kinswomen, kindred
folks, nearest and dearest
‘he seems just as charming in the flesh as on television’
in person, before one's eyes, in front of one, before one's very eyes, in one's presence
in real life, in actual life, live
physically, bodily, in bodily form, in human form, incarnate
‘the once lean physique had fleshed out’
put on weight, gain weight, get heavier, grow fat, grow fatter, fatten up, get fat, fill out
thicken, widen, broaden, expand, spread out
‘the shadow chancellor tried to flesh out his party's economic philosophy’
elaborate on, add to, build on, add flesh to, add detail to, expatiate on, supplement, reinforce, augment, extend, broaden, develop, fill out, enlarge on, embellish, embroider, enhance, amplify, refine, improve, polish, perfect
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