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skipping rope

noun

Definition of skipping rope

British

  1. :  a rope used in exercise or a children's game that involves jumping over it when it is swung near the ground



Word by Word Definitions

skipplay skipping
  1. :  to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skip

    :  to bound off one point after another :  ricochet

    :  to leave hurriedly or secretly

  1. :  a light bounding step

    :  a gait composed of alternating hops and steps

    :  an act of omission or the thing omitted

  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

    :  skipper

  1. :  to act as skipper of

ropeplay
  1. :  a large stout cord of strands of fibers or wire twisted or braided together

    :  a long slender strip of material used as rope

    :  a hangman's noose

  1. :  to bind, fasten, or tie with a rope or cord

    :  to partition, separate, or divide by a rope

    :  lasso


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