skip out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of skip out

US, informal
: to leave a place quickly in a secret and improper way
  • They skipped out before the check arrived.
  • She skipped out with all the money.
often + on
  • They skipped out on the check.
  • She skipped out on me and took 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

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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