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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ

Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
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Origin of skip

1
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English skippen, perhaps < Old Norse skopa to run (compare Icelandic skoppa to skip); (noun) late Middle English skyppe, derivative of the v.

SYNONYMS FOR skip

1 caper, hop. 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.
2 skim.
12 leap, spring, caper, hop.

OTHER WORDS FROM skip

skip·ping·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH skip

hop jump skip (see synonym study at jump) (see synonym study at the current entry)

Definition for skip (2 of 3)

skip2
[ skip ]
/ skɪp /

noun

the captain of a curling or bowling team.
Informal. skipper1.

verb (used with object), skipped, skip·ping.

to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).
Informal. skipper1.

Origin of skip

2
First recorded in 1820–30; short for skipper1

Definition for skip (3 of 3)

skip3
[ skip ]
/ skɪp /

noun

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

Origin of skip

3
First recorded in 1805–15; alteration of skep
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British Dictionary definitions for skip (1 of 4)

skip1
/ (skɪp) /

verb skips, skipping or skipped

noun

See also skip off

Word Origin for skip

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

British Dictionary definitions for skip (2 of 4)

skip2
/ (skɪp) /

noun, verb skips, skipping or skipped

informal short for skipper 1

noun

the captain of a curling or bowls team

British Dictionary definitions for skip (3 of 4)

skip3
/ (skɪp) /

noun

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

Word Origin for skip

C19: variant of skep

British Dictionary definitions for skip (4 of 4)

skip4
/ (skɪp) /

noun

a college servant, esp of Trinity College, Dublin

Word Origin for skip

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

skip

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