English version

flay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflayflay /fleΙͺ/ verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 formalCRITICIZE to criticize someone very severely πŸ”Š She was well-known for flaying public officials in her daily column.2 literaryHIT to whip or beat someone very severely3 formal to remove the skin from an animal or person, especially one that is deadβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
flayβ€’ In art, he is often depicted flayed.β€’ None is decayed, but each has been carefully flayed.β€’ Words that flayed and scorched coming from her lips.β€’ He dragged on the reins and drew the buggy around, flaying the horse with his whip.β€’ Congressmen have flayed the President for neglecting domestic issues.
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Verb table
flay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyflay
he, she, itflays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyflayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave flayed
he, she, ithas flayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad flayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill flay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have flayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam flaying
he, she, itis flaying
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you, we, theyare flaying
Past
I, he, she, itwas flaying
you, we, theywere flaying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been flaying
he, she, ithas been flaying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been flaying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be flaying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been flaying
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