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skirt

noun

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1 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something
  • an old shack on the skirts of the town

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2 slang an adult female human being
  • met up with a couple of skirts at the diner

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skirt

verb

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1 to avoid by going around
  • skirted the construction zone

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2 to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness
  • the new bill would make it harder for companies to skirt environmental regulations

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3 to be adjacent to
  • the commercial district skirts the river's edge

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4 to serve as a border for
  • the wooden fence that skirts the construction site

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The first known use of skirt was in the 14th century

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“Skirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/skirt. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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