Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flesh_out

3 senses of flesh out

Sense 1
fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up -- (make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate -- (add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation")
       => clarify, clear up, elucidate -- (make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death")

Sense 3
round, flesh out, fill out -- (become round, plump, or shapely; "The young woman is fleshing out")
       => gain, put on -- (increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising")

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