skive

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transitive verb \ˈskīv\

Definition of skive

skived

skiving

  1. :  to cut off (as leather or rubber) in thin layers or pieces :  pare

Examples of skive in a sentence

  1. He works for his mother and feels he can skive off whenever he feels like it.

  2. She skived off school twice last month.

Origin and Etymology of skive

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skīfa to slice


First Known Use: circa 1825


SKIVE Defined for English Language Learners

skive

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transitive verb \ˈskīv\

Definition of skive for English Language Learners

  • : to avoid school or work by staying away or by leaving without permission


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