skip1 [skıp] v past tense and past participle skipped present participle skipping
1¦(not do something)¦
2¦(not deal with something)¦
3¦(change subjects)¦
5¦(jump over a rope)¦
6 skip town/skip the country
7 skip it!
8 skip rocks/stones
10 skip a year/grade
Phrasal verbs
 skip off
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language]
1.) ¦(NOT DO SOMETHING)¦ [T] informal
to not do something that you usually do or that you should do
= ↑miss
She skipped lunch in order to go shopping.
Williams skipped the game to be with his wife in the hospital.
skip school/class
especially AmE
He skipped chemistry class three times last month.
to not read, mention, or deal with something that would normally come or happen next
I decided to skip the first chapter.
skip to
Let's skip to the last item on the agenda.
skip over
I suggest we skip over the details and get to the point.
3.) ¦(CHANGE SUBJECTS)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition]
to go from one subject to another in no fixed order
skip about/around/from
It's difficult to have a conversation with her because she skips from one topic to another.
4.) ¦(MOVEMENT)¦
to move forward with quick steps and jumps
skip across/along etc
He turned and skipped away, singing happily to himself.
5.) ¦(JUMP OVER A ROPE)¦ [I]
to jump over a rope as you swing it over your head and under your feet, as a game or for exercise
American Equivalent: jump rope
6.) skip town/skip the country [i]informal
to leave a place suddenly and secretly, especially to avoid being punished or paying debts
Then they found that Zaffuto had already skipped town.
7.) skip it!
spoken informal especially AmE used to say angrily and rudely that you do not want to talk about something
'Sorry, what were you saying?' 'Oh, skip it!'
8.) skip rocks/stones
AmE to throw smooth, flat stones into a lake, river etc in a way that makes them jump across the surface
British Equivalent: skim
9.) ¦(BALL)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition]
if a ball or something similar skips off a surface, it quickly moves away from that surface after hitting it - used especially in news reports
skip off/along/across etc
The ball skipped off Bonds' glove and bounced toward the fence.
10.) skip a year/grade
to start a new school year in a class that is one year ahead of the class you would normally enter
sb's heart skips a beat atheart
skip off phr v
to leave suddenly and secretly, especially in order to avoid being punished or paying money
He skipped off without paying.
skip off on AmE
Tenants who skip out on utility bills are the focus of a new law.
Joel skipped out on his wife when she was 8 months pregnant.
skip 2
skip2 n
1.) a skipping movement
2.) BrE a large container for bricks, wood, and similar heavy waste
American Equivalent: dumpster

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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