HyperDic: flesh_out

English > 3 senses of the expression flesh out:
VERBconsumptionflesh out, fatten, fat, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten upmake fat or plump
communicationflesh out, elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
bodyflesh out, round, fill outbecome round, plump, or shapely
English > flesh out: 3 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningmake fat or plump.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsfatten, fat, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up
Entailsfeed, giveGive food to
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcebar, engordar, sainar
Catalanencebar-se, encebar, engreixar-se, engreixar, saginar
English > flesh out: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningadd details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning / meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymselaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, expand, expound, dilate
NarrowerdetailProvide details for
exemplify, illustrate, instanceclarify by giving an example of
set forth, expound, expositstate
specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialiseBe specific about
Broaderclarify, clear up, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
Oppositeabridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceReduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Spanishampliar, dilatarse, expandir, explicar, exponer, extenderse
Catalanampliar, expandir
English > flesh out: 3 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningBecome round, plump, or shapely.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsround, fill out
Broadergain, put onincrease (one's body weight)
Catalanarrodonir, embotir, engreixar, farcir, omplir

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