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- v. to complete; to create details from a basic outline, structure or skeleton
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- v. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
- v. become round, plump, or shapely
- v. make fat or plump
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flesh out a larger “vision”: J. A. Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis New York: Oxford University Press, 1954, p.
Even Likari managed to gain a small paunch, though the little boy was far too active to flesh out quickly.
Commenting on an op-ed column criticizing the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to exempt genetically engineered crops from caseby case review, Professor Lewis held, “Ever since Mary Shelley’s baron rolled his improved human flesh out of the lab, scientists have been bringing such good things to life.”
Back when I wrote Demons Don't Dream, I needed a couple of humorously incidental names to flesh out Dug Mundane's background: his best friend and his girlfriend.
As I walked around, I tried to flesh out imagined pictures of that earlier reality, with all its maddening and unpossessable detail.