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skip

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verb \ˈskip\

Definition of skip

skipped

skipping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skipb :  to bound off one point after another :  ricochet

  3. 2 :  to leave hurriedly or secretly <skipped out without paying their bill>

  4. 3a :  to pass over or omit an interval, item, or stepb :  to omit a grade in school in advancing to the nextc :  misfire 1

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1a :  to pass over without notice or mention :  omit <skipped her name>b :  to pass by or leave out (a step in a progression or series)

  7. 2a :  to cause to skip (a grade in school)b :  to cause to bound or skim over a surface <skip a stone across a pond>

  8. 3 :  to leap over lightly and nimbly

  9. 4a :  to depart from quickly and secretly <skipped town>b :  to fail to attend or participate in <skip the tournament>

skippable

play \ˈski-pə-bəl\ adjective

skip bail

  1. :  to jump bail

skip rope

  1. :  to use a jump rope (as for exercise or a game)

Origin and Etymology of skip

Middle English skippen, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skopa to hop


First Known Use: 14th century


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skip

noun

Definition of skip

  1. 1a :  a light bounding stepb :  a gait composed of alternating hops and steps

  2. 2 :  an act of omission or the thing omitted

15th Century

First Known Use of skip

15th century


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skip

noun

Definition of skip

  1. 1 :  the captain of a side in a game (as curling or lawn bowling) who advises the team as to the play and controls the action

  2. 2 :  2skipper

Origin and Etymology of skip

short for 2skipper


First Known Use: 1830


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skip

transitive verb

Definition of skip

skipped

skipping

  1. :  to act as skipper of

1900

First Known Use of skip

1900



SKIP Defined for Kids

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skip

play
verb \ˈskip\

Definition of skip for Students

skipped

skipping

  1. 1 :  to move by taking short light steps and jumps

  2. 2 :  to pass over or omit an item, space, or step <I think you skipped a page.>

  3. 3 :  to leap over lightly and nimbly

  4. 4 :  to fail to attend or do <Everyone in the class seemed perfectly willing to skip arithmetic for one morning. — E. B. White, Stuart Little>

  5. 5 :  to bound or cause to bound off one point after another :  skim <We were skipping stones on the pond.>


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skip

play
noun

Definition of skip for Students

  1. 1 :  a light bounding step

  2. 2 :  a way of moving by hops and steps



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