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skip

verb \ ˈskip \

Definition of skip

skipped; skipping
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

skippable

play \ˈski-pə-bəl\ adjective
skip bail
:to jump bail
skip rope
:to use a jump rope (as for exercise or a game)

Origin and Etymology of skip

Middle English skippen, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skopa to hop


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skip

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


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skip

noun

Definition of skip

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

Origin and Etymology of skip

short for 2skipper


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skip

verb

Definition of skip

skipped; skipping
transitive verb
:to act as skipper of

First Known Use of skip

1900



SKIP Defined for Kids

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skip

verb \ ˈskip \

Definition of skip for Students

skipped; skipping
1 :to move by taking short light steps and jumps
2 :to pass over or omit an item, space, or step
  • I think you skipped a page.
3 :to leap over lightly and nimbly
4 :to fail to attend or do
  • Everyone in the class seemed perfectly willing to skip arithmetic for one morning.
  • —E. B. White, Stuart Little
5 :to bound or cause to bound off one point after another :skim
  • We were skipping stones on the pond.

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skip

noun

Definition of skip for Students

1 :a light bounding step
2 :a way of moving by hops and steps


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