verb (intransitive, preposition)
to cross on or as if on skates
to avoid dealing with (a matter) fully
Treat superficially or hurriedly, avoid mentioning, as in He concentrated on the main points of the contract and skated over the details. This idiom transfers the gliding motion of skating to dealing with something in a cursory way. [ Mid-1900s ]
noun 1. a building or enclosure for skateboarding
noun 1. a person who skates. 2. water strider. noun 1. a person who skates 2. same as skateboarder See skateboarder 3. (Brit, informal) a young person who typically wears baggy clothes and spends a lot of time skateboarding 4. See pond-skater
verb (used without object), skate-skied, skate-skiing. 1. to glide over snow on skate skis. noun 1. a short snow ski designed to glide quickly and be used on fairly level ground.
noun 1. a white, crystalline, watersoluble solid, C 9 H 9 N, having a strong, fecal odor: used chiefly as a fixative in the manufacture of perfume. noun 1. a white or brownish crystalline solid with a strong faecal odour, found in faeces, beetroot, and coal tar; B-methylindole. Formula: C9H9N skatole skat·ole (skāt’ōl, -ôl) n. […]