skip


1skip

verb \ˈskip\
skippedskip·ping

Definition of SKIP

intransitive verb
1
a :  to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skip
b :  to bound off one point after another :  ricochet
2
:  to leave hurriedly or secretly <skipped out without paying their bill>
3
a :  to pass over or omit an interval, item, or step
b :  to omit a grade in school in advancing to the next
c :  misfire 1
transitive verb
1
a :  to pass over without notice or mention :  omit <skipped her name>
b :  to pass by or leave out (a step in a progression or series)
2
a :  to cause to skip (a grade in school)
b :  to cause to bound or skim over a surface <skip a stone across a pond>
3
:  to leap over lightly and nimbly
4
a :  to depart from quickly and secretly <skipped town>
b :  to fail to attend or participate in <skip the tournament>
skip·pa·ble \ˈski-pə-bəl\ adjective
skip bail
:  to jump bail
skip rope
:  to use a jump rope (as for exercise or a game)

Origin of SKIP

Middle English skippen, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skopa to hop
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SKIP

2skip

noun

Definition of SKIP

1
a :  a light bounding step
b :  a gait composed of alternating hops and steps
2
:  an act of omission or the thing omitted

First Known Use of SKIP

15th century

3skip

noun

Definition of SKIP

1
:  the captain of a side in a game (as curling or lawn bowling) who advises the team as to the play and controls the action
2
:  2skipper

Origin of SKIP

short for 2skipper
First Known Use: 1830

4skip

transitive verb
skippedskip·ping

Definition of SKIP

:  to act as skipper of

First Known Use of SKIP

1900

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