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skip out

Leave hastily, abscond, as in They just skipped out of town. It is also put asskip out on, meaning “desert, abandon” as in He skipped out on his wife, leaving her with the four children. [ ; second half of 1800s ]
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  • But the minute we started to skip out the professor says, "No, you don't!"

    Tom Sawyer Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Cal'late Lulie forgot that when she told him to skip out that way.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Oh, it's just too beastly that for such a trifle we've got to skip out of this jolly place!

  • Others said, "Run away from him; we'll stake you; skip out for the coast some night."

  • If those rascals are here they may take the alarm and skip out.

    The Rover Boys Down East Arthur M. Winfield
  • "When I told him to skip out, Eli, he flew the handle to beat all," said Peter.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • The only thing for your little Freeman-boy to do is to skip out while the skipping is good.

    In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
  • Mebbe I can manage it so that I can skip out again, and nobody be the wiser.

  • Perhaps he'll be scared and skip out; but if he won't, why, then you'll know where you stand.

    The Trail of The Badger Sidford F. Hamp

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