skives; skived; skiving
: to avoid work or school by staying away or by leaving without permission
… 71 per cent said rewards for good ideas and punctuality would make them work harder and not skive …—South Wales Evening Post
Tam is 15 and he's skiving school.—Julie Mccaffrey—often used with off
I once worked in a hospital garden where my workmate skived off every day with "backache" and disappeared to work on his car at home.—Louis De Bernières
Examples of skive in a Sentence
Verb (1) He works for his mother and feels he can skive off whenever he feels like it. She skived off school twice last month.
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