skip out

phrasal verb

skipped out; skipping out; skips 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.

Examples of skip out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t skip out on the Under Armour Men’s UA Tactical Tech T-shirt for $21, or the Baleaf Women’s Hiking Pants that are nearly $20 off to celebrate the long weekend. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2024 Could an incumbent once again skip out on a debate in 2024? Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 22 May 2024 Gisele Bündchen Shares the ‘Long Journey’ to Overcoming ’Severe Depression and Panic Attacks’ Earlier this week, a source told PEOPLE that part of the reason the supermodel skipped out on this year’s Met Gala was to direct her focus toward helping the people from her home state. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 But the artist and fashion mogul decided to skip out on tonight’s festivities, as reported by People. Moises Mendez Ii, TIME, 7 May 2024 Fellow alums Nia Sioux, Maddie and her sister Mackenzie Ziegler skipped out entirely. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 1 May 2024 Chris Brown is personally on the hook for more than a million dollars after skipping out on making payments on a loan used to open two Popeyes Chicken franchises. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 In 2020, Calhoun, like other CEOs, skipped out on taking salary after Covid-19 hit. Amanda Gerut, Fortune, 25 Mar. 2024 Tracking Asylum Seekers: The U.S. government’s new tracking system for migrant families aims to keep people from skipping out on their asylum hearings, joining the millions of undocumented people who stay in the country indefinitely. Ken Bensinger Federico Rios, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024

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“Skip out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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