skate over/around

Definition of skate over/around

  1. :  to avoid talking about (something) especially because it is difficult to talk about or embarrassing He skated over the issue.

Word by Word Definitions

skateplay
  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

    :  roller skate

    :  in-line skate

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

    :  to slip or glide as if on skates

    :  to proceed in a superficial or blithe manner

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

    :  fellow

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

aroundplay
  1. :  in a circle or in circumference

    :  in, along, or through a circuit

    :  on all or various sides :  in every or any direction

  1. :  on all sides of

    :  so as to encircle or enclose

    :  so as to avoid or get past :  on or to another side of

  1. :  about

    :  being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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