Skipping



verb (used without object), skipped, skipping.
1.
to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.
2.
to pass from one point, thing, subject, etc., to another, disregarding or omitting what intervenes:
He skipped through the book quickly.
3.
to go away hastily and secretly; flee without notice.
4.
Education. to be advanced two or more classes or grades at once.
5.
to ricochet or bounce along a surface:
The stone skipped over the lake.
verb (used with object), skipped, skipping.
6.
to jump lightly over:
The horse skipped the fence.
7.
to pass over without reading, noting, acting, etc.:
He skipped the bad parts.
8.
to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of rhythmic actions):
My heart skipped a beat.
9.
to be absent from; avoid attendance at:
to skip a school class.
10.
to send (a missile) ricocheting along a surface.
11.
Informal. to leave hastily and secretly or to flee from (a place):
They skipped town.
noun
12.
a skipping movement; a light jump or bounce.
13.
a gait marked by such jumps.
14.
a passing from one point or thing to another, with disregard of what intervenes:
a quick skip through Europe.
15.
Music. a melodic interval greater than a second.
16.
a natural depression below the surface of a planed board.
17.
Informal. a person who has absconded in order to avoid paying debts or meeting other financial responsibilities.
Verb phrases
18.
skip out on, Informal. to flee or abandon; desert:
He skipped out on his wife and two children.
noun
1.
the captain of a curling or bowling team.
2.
Informal. skipper1 .
verb (used with object), skipped, skipping.
3.
to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).
4.
Informal. skipper1 .
noun
1.
the act of jumping over a rope that is held and swung either by the person jumping or by two other people, as a game or for exercise
verb skips, skipping, skipped
1.
when intr, often foll by over, along, into, etc. to spring or move lightly, esp to move by hopping from one foot to the other
2.
(intransitive) to jump over a skipping-rope
3.
to cause (a stone, etc) to bounce or skim over a surface or (of a stone) to move in this way
4.
to omit (intervening matter), as in passing from one part or subject to another: he skipped a chapter of the book
5.
(informal) (intransitive) foll by through. to read or deal with quickly or superficially: he skipped through the accounts before dinner
6.
(transitive) (informal) to miss deliberately: to skip school
7.
(transitive) (informal, mainly US & Canadian) to leave (a place) in haste or secrecy: to skip town
noun
8.
a skipping movement or gait
9.
the act of passing over or omitting
10.
(music, US & Canadian) another word for leap (sense 10)
11.
(informal) skip it!, it doesn’t matter!
noun, verb skips, skipping, skipped
1.
(informal) short for skipper1
noun
2.
the captain of a curling or bowls team
noun
1.
a large open container for transporting building materials, etc
2.
a cage used as a lift in mines, etc
noun
1.
a college servant, esp of Trinity College, Dublin
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