uninjured, undamaged, unflawed; unblemished, stainless, taintless, unsullied, unsoiled, untarnished; virgin, chaste, clean, snowy, spick-and-span. See faultless.
2. sound, legally valid; loophole-proof, catch-proof, foolproof; strong, unbreakable, unescapable.
3. uncracked, unbroken, unchipped, uncrannied, unchecked; whole, solid, complete. flaxen, adj. golden, aureate, buff; yellow, yellowish, pale-yellowish, xanthous, cream-colored; sandy, fulvous, tawny, yellowish-brown; saffron, saffron-colored, saffron yellow, yellow-orange; blond, Inf. blond-ish, reddish-blond, strawberry blond, flay, v. 1. strip, strip off, excoriate, peel, Pathol. desquamate, pare, skin, Inf. skin alive, scalp, bark, husk, shuck, shell, decorticate; shave, shear, depilate, tonsure; erode, rub off, wear away, eat away.
2. criticize, attack, light into, Inf. lace into, Inf. pan, Inf. slam, shoot down, SI. blast, SI. let [s.o.] have it right between the eyes; cavil, carp, find fault, Inf. nit-pick, pick apart, pick to pieces, SI. cut up or to pieces; get on [s.o.'s] back, Inf. jump on, SI. get on [s.o.'sj case; castigate, fustigate, berate, tongue-lash.
3. fleece, swindle, defraud, mulct, shark, cheat, Inf flimflam, rook, bilk, Inf. welsh, Inf. do out of, Inf. gyp, Inf. bunko, Inf. diddle, Inf take, Inf. take [s.o.] for a ride, SI. clip. fleck, n. 1. spot, mark, speck, speckle, dot; freckle, mole, macula; blemish, SI. boo-boo, zit, blackhead.
2. dash, scintilla, spark, bit, Inf. itty-bitty thing, jot, whit, tittle.
-v. 3. spot, speckle, dot, dapple; spatter, sprinkle, salt and pepper; spangle, bespangle, stud, star; stipple, mottle, freckle; checker, variegate, freak; marble, striate, stripe, streak, flecked, adj. spotted, speckled, dappled, dotted, Seurat-like; spattered, sprinkled, powdered; mottled, stippled; starred, freckled, pimpled; spangled, bespangled, studded; marbled, striated, veined, variegated; parti-colored, pied, piebald, (usu. of horses) skewbald, flee, v. 1. run, run away or off, take to one's heels, make'a quick exit, Rare, fugitate, Inf. take off, Inf. clear out, Inf. make tracks, Inf. cut out, Inf. cut and run, Inf. fly the coop, SI. split, SI. scram, SI. blow, SI. hightail it, SI. lam or take it on the lam; abscond, bolt, elope, escape, take flight, take to flight, take wing, SI. wing it, Inf. beat it, Inf. skip out, Inf. skip town, Inf. skedaddle, SI. skidoodle, SI. skidoo, SI. vamoose; retreat, withdraw, decamp, abandon, desert, take oneself off, take French leave, quit the scene, make a getaway, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, run for it, make a run for it, turn tail, show the heels, show a clean or extra-light pair of heels; leave, depart, exit, Euph. leave without saying good-bye, Brit. SI. bugger off.
2. make off, pull out, Jocular, absquatulate, give or take leg-bail, SI. bail out, take the money and run; vanish, disappear, do the disappearing act, Inf. make oneself scarce, Brit. SI. do a moonlight flit.
3. fly, speed, speed off, hasten off, move swiftly or quickly or briskly, waste or lose no time. fleece, n. 1. coat, coating, covering, hide; pelage, fur, hair, plumage, feathers; wool, down, fluff, fuzz; shag, pile, nap; Bot., Zool. pubescence, Bot. tomen-tum, Bot. villus; Biol. (usu. of newborns) lanugo. -v. 2. shear, clip, poll, flay; shorten, trim, pare, cut off; strip, bare, denude.
3. swindle, defraud, mulct, shark, cheat, Inf. flimflam, rook, bilk, Inf. welsh, Brit. SI. levant, Inf. do out of, Inf gyp, Inf. bunko, Inf. diddle, Inf. take, Inf. take [s.o.] for a ride, Inf. take [s.o.] to the cleaners, SI. pluck, SI. chisel, SI. clip; overcharge, SI. soak, SI.