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 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 Some of it has to do with the fact that the city’s economic wagons have been hitched to high-earning knowledge workers who skipped off the moment the pandemic landed. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2023 Defenders said the ball skipped off the ground and rocketed past them. James Wagner, New York Times, 1 May 2023 Smith threw to first from the dirt, but the ball skipped off Nathaniel Lowe’s glove to put the winning run at second. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 26 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Skip off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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