skip off

phrasal verb

skipped off; skipping off; skips off
British, informal
: to leave a place quickly in a secret and improper way
They skipped off before the check arrived.
She skipped off with all the money.

Examples of skip off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heartened by this epiphany, DJ skips off into the night. Jessica M. Goldstein, Vulture, 9 May 2024 The ball skipped off Evan Carter’s glove and rolled toward the fence as Greene raced home. Field Level Media, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 16 Apr. 2024 Heyman’s hard ground ball skipped off the heel of Jimenez’s glove and went into the outfield. Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald, 2 Mar. 2024 But the ball was a bit too wild and skipped off Schlesinger’s glove. Susan Miller Degnan, Miami Herald, 2 Mar. 2024 Unlike Apollo’s hardware, when Orion capsules returning from the moon encounter Earth’s atmosphere, they’re meant to initially skip off it—like a flat rock thrown across a pond surface—before continuing the plunge. Michael Greshko, Scientific American, 18 Jan. 2024 The ball skipped off the mound and to Tigers shortstop Zach McKinstry to start an inning-ending double play. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 But near the end of the match, with the West Lafayette’s three-goal lead well in hand, the ball skips off the wet grass and out of bounds past Red Devils’ goalkeeper Danil Dokan. The Indianapolis Star, 31 Aug. 2023 The ball skipped off his glove and rolled into the outfield, and Báez scored all the way from first base. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 29 July 2023

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“Skip off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skip%20off. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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