skip off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of skip 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.

Word by Word Definitions

skip play
  1. : to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skip

  2. : to bound off one point after another : ricochet

  3. : to leave hurriedly or secretly

  1. : a light bounding step

  2. : a gait composed of alternating hops and steps

  3. : an act of omission or the thing omitted

  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

  2. : skipper:2

  1. : to act as skipper of

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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