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skirt

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of skirt

  1. 1 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something an old shack on the skirts of the town Synonyms of skirt borderline, bound, boundary, brim, circumference, compass, confines, edge, edging, end, frame, fringe, hem, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, border, skirting, vergeWords Related to skirt ambit; brink, crest, curb, cusp, lip; ceiling, maximum; demarcation, extent, limitation, measure, mere, restriction, termination; borderland, frontier, march, outskirts, pale, selvage; lap; shoreNear Antonyms of skirt center, core, heart; inner, inside, interior, middle, within

  2. 2 slang  an adult female human being a pathetic old lecher who was still chasing skirts Synonyms of skirt female, lady, woman [slang]Words Related to skirt dame, gentlewoman; madam, madame, senora (or señora); babe [slang], beauty, belle, chick [slang], damsel, doll, gal, girl, ingenue (or ingénue), lass, lassie, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, miss, senorita (or señorita)


skirt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of skirt

  1. 1 to avoid by going around skirted the construction zone Synonyms of skirt bypass, circumnavigate, circumvent, detourWords Related to skirt leapfrog; avoid, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, flee, shake, shunNear Antonyms of skirt confront, face, meet; accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome

  2. 2 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness the new bill would make it harder for companies to skirt environmental regulations Synonyms of skirt beat, bypass, dodge, get around, shortcut, sidestep, circumventWords Related to skirt avoid, duck, elude, end-run, escape, eschew, evade, outflank, shake, shirk, shun; disobey, disregard, flout, ignore; avert, deflect, divert, obviate, parry, prevent, ward (off)Near Antonyms of skirt accede (to), acquiesce (to), assent (to); accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome; catch, contract, incurAntonyms of skirt comply (with), follow, keep, obey, observe

  3. 3 to be adjacent to the commercial district skirts the river's edge Synonyms of skirt abut, border (on), butt (on or against), flank, fringe, join, march (with), neighbor, adjoin, touch, verge (on)Words Related to skirt attach (to), communicate (with), connect (with), link (with); bound, embrace, encircle, enclose (also inclose), fence, line, margin, rim, surround; contact, converge, meet

  4. 4 to serve as a border for the wooden fence that skirts the construction site Synonyms of skirt bound, edge, frame, fringe, margin, rim, borderWords Related to skirt hem, trim; circumscribe, define, delineate, demarcate, outline, silhouette, sketch, trace; circle, compass, encircle, enclose (also inclose), environ, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround, wall; check, confine, control, curb, limit, restrain, restrict



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