With no prominent challenger having emerged, Boehner was always going to skate to a second two-year term.
Out of a Tampa skate park, he worked hard and became a sensation—until a nine-story fall nearly ended his career.
Pawlenty then plants the toe of his skate and turns to hockey fights.
“The more expensive the architecture, the more we want to skate it,” he says.
When Tashkeel saw the footage of team X-Games, they decided to donate and build a skate ramp for them in Palestine.
You can skate on ice, but not on a sidewalk, with ice skates.
If we could only get Old Dutcher to let us skate on his pond!
To-day is fine, frosty weather, therefore I shall take my skates and go skating (to skate).
"I just love to skate with you, Nan," sighed Bess ecstatically.
Gosh, all the girls will be wanting to skate with you and everything now.
"type of flat, cartilaginous fish, a kind of ray," mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse skata "skate," Danish skade, Faeroese skøta, of unknown origin.
"ice skate," 1660s, skeates "ice skates," from Dutch schaats (plural schaatsen), a singular mistaken in English for plural, from Middle Dutch schaetse. The word and the custom were brought to England after the Restoration by exiled followers of Charles II who had taken refuge in Holland.
The Dutch word is from Old North French escache "a stilt, trestle," related to Old French eschace "stilt" (French échasse), from Frankish *skakkja "stilt" or a similar Germanic source (cf. Frisian skatja "stilt"), perhaps literally "thing that shakes or moves fast" and related to root of Old English sceacan "to vibrate" (see shake (v.)). Or perhaps [Klein] the Dutch word is connected to Middle Low German schenke, Old English scanca "leg" (see shank). Sense alteration in Dutch from "stilt" to "skate" is not clearly traced. Sense in English extended to roller-skates by 1876. Meaning "an act of skating" is from 1853.
1690s, "to ice-skate," from skate (n.2). U.S. slang sense of "to get away with something" is attested from 1945. Related: Skated; skating.