• To reward (a hound, bird of prey etc.) with flesh of the animal killed, to excite it for further hunting; to train (an animal) to have an appetite for flesh.
  • To bury (something, especially a weapon) in flesh.
  • To inure or habituate someone in or to a given practice.
  • To glut.
  • To put flesh on; to fatten.
  • To remove the flesh from the skin during the making of leather.


  • From Middle English flesh, flesch, flæsch, from Old English flǣsċ, from Proto-West Germanic *flaiski, from Proto-Germanic *flaiski, from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₁ḱ-

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