Definition of SKIRT

to avoid by going around <skirted the construction zone>
to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness <the new bill would make it harder for companies to skirt environmental regulations>
Near Antonyms accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incur
Antonyms comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe
to be adjacent to <the commercial district skirts the river's edge>
Synonyms abut, border (on), butt (on or against), flank, fringe, join, march (with), neighbor, skirt, touch, verge (on)
Related Words attach (to), communicate (with), connect (with), link (with); bound, embrace, encircle, enclose (also inclose), fence, line, margin, rim, surround; contact, converge, meet
to serve as a border for <the wooden fence that skirts the construction site>

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