get/put one's skates on

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get/put one's skates on

British, informal
used to tell someone to hurry

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

skate play skates
  1. : any of a family (Rajidae, especially genus Raja) of rays with the pectoral fins greatly developed giving the fish a flat diamond shape

  1. : a metal frame that can be fitted to the sole of a shoe and to which is attached a runner or a set of wheels for gliding over ice or a surface other than ice

  2. : roller skate

  3. : ice skate

  1. : to glide along on skates propelled by the alternate action of the legs

  2. : to slip or glide as if on skates

  3. : to proceed in a superficial or blithe manner

  1. : a thin awkward-looking or decrepit horse : nag

  2. : fellow


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