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skip

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[ skip ]

verb (used without object)

, skipped, skip·ping.
  1. to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.

    Synonyms: hop, caper

  2. to pass from one point, thing, subject, etc., to another, disregarding or omitting what intervenes:

    He skipped through the book quickly.

    Synonyms: skim

  3. to go away hastily and secretly; flee without notice.
  4. Education. to be advanced two or more classes or grades at once.
  5. to ricochet or bounce along a surface:

    The stone skipped over the lake.



verb (used with object)

, skipped, skip·ping.
  1. to jump lightly over:

    The horse skipped the fence.

  2. to pass over without reading, noting, acting, etc.:

    He skipped the bad parts.

  3. to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of rhythmic actions):

    My heart skipped a beat.

  4. to be absent from; avoid attendance at:

    to skip a school class.

  5. to send (a missile) ricocheting along a surface.
  6. Informal. to leave hastily and secretly or to flee from (a place):

    They skipped town.

noun

  1. a skipping movement; a light jump or bounce.

    Synonyms: hop, caper, spring, leap

  2. a gait marked by such jumps.
  3. a passing from one point or thing to another, with disregard of what intervenes:

    a quick skip through Europe.

  4. Music. a melodic interval greater than a second.
  5. a natural depression below the surface of a planed board.
  6. Informal. a person who has absconded in order to avoid paying debts or meeting other financial responsibilities.

verb phrase

  1. Informal. to flee or abandon; desert:

    He skipped out on his wife and two children.

skip

2

[ skip ]

noun

  1. the captain of a curling or bowling team.
  2. Informal. skipper 1( def 1 ).

verb (used with object)

, skipped, skip·ping.
  1. to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).
  2. Informal. skipper 1( def 3 ).

skip

3

[ skip ]

noun

  1. Mining. a metal box for carrying ore, hauled vertically or on an incline.

skip

1

/ skɪp /

verb

  1. whenintr, often foll by over, along, into, etc to spring or move lightly, esp to move by hopping from one foot to the other
  2. intr to jump over a skipping-rope
  3. to cause (a stone, etc) to bounce or skim over a surface or (of a stone) to move in this way
  4. to omit (intervening matter), as in passing from one part or subject to another

    he skipped a chapter of the book

  5. informal.
    intrfoll bythrough to read or deal with quickly or superficially

    he skipped through the accounts before dinner

  6. informal.
    tr to miss deliberately

    to skip school

  7. informal.
    tr to leave (a place) in haste or secrecy

    to skip town



noun

  1. a skipping movement or gait
  2. the act of passing over or omitting
  3. See leap
    music another word for leap
  4. skip it! informal.
    skip it! it doesn't matter!

skip

2

/ skɪp /

noun

  1. a large open container for transporting building materials, etc
  2. a cage used as a lift in mines, etc

skip

3

/ skɪp /

noun

  1. a college servant, esp of Trinity College, Dublin

skip

4

/ skɪp /

noun

  1. informal.
    short for skipper 1

noun

  1. the captain of a curling or bowls team

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Other Words From

  • skipping·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of skip1

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English verb skippen, perhaps from Old Norse skopa “to take a run” (compare Icelandic skoppa “to spin like a top, hop,” Swedish dialect skopa “to skip”); the noun is derivative of the verb

Origin of skip2

First recorded in 1820–30; short for skipper 1

Origin of skip3

First recorded in 1805–15; alteration of skep

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Word History and Origins

Origin of skip1

C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skopa to take a run, obsolete Swedish skuppa to skip

Origin of skip2

C19: variant of skep

Origin of skip3

C17: probably shortened from archaic skip-kennel a footman or lackey (from skip 1+ kennel ²)

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Idioms and Phrases

  • heart misses (skips) a beat
  • hop, skip, and a jump

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Synonym Study

Skip, bound refer to an elastic, springing movement. To skip is to give a series of light, quick hops alternating the feet: to skip about. Bound suggests a series of long, rather vigorous leaps; it is also applied to a springing or leaping type of walking or running rapidly and actively: A dog came bounding up to meet him.

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Example Sentences

That seems like an opportunity for the app to have deeper playback controls, such as skip track backward, fast forward, and rewind, but perhaps JBL will add those in an update.

Even a brief skip across the floor after falling from the charger or a quick scrap against a wall can be enough contact to leave a scratch that will annoy you for the rest of the gadget’s life.

Skip officials said the company was focused on making its newest scooter model, the S3, with a “new level of stability, reliability and control” on the road, and serving riders in the nation’s capital.

Ultimately, 2015 might be the year American anti-LGBT advocates wish they could skip.

But failing that, he advised pro-immigration reform Republican candidates such as former Gov. Jeb Bush to just skip the state.

But the man appears so weary that I decide to skip the dull stuff and get to the heat.

The human attention span is evolving in such a way that they can skip around.

She jumped at the chance to watch RT, or jumped at the chance to skip calculus homework.

Well, though they do muster strong, we may make Edward's party skip for all that; if we have but justice on our side.

Nobody could read it twice, of 276 course; and the first time even it was necessary to skip.

Now and then a gun was fired at the Indians, forcing them to skip nimbly behind the trees.

It is probable that the word was the same in both passages,though whether skip or slip I have no means of determining.

Let him skip, if, like myself, he is weary; for the substance of the story is elsewhere given.

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