WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
skip1 /skɪp/USA pronunciation v., skipped, skip•ping,n. 

v. 
  • [no object] to move in a light, springy manner by hopping forward on first one foot then the other:The child skipped alongside him.
  • [+ object] to jump lightly over:to skip rope.
  • to pass from (one point, etc.) to another, disregarding or failing to act on what comes between: [no object]The teacher skipped around from one subject to another during his lecture.[+ object]The teacher skipped chapter five and said it wouldn't be on the test.
  • to go away quickly and secretly from (some place); flee without notice: [+ object]The criminals skipped town.[no object]We won't catch them; they've already skipped.
  • Educationto (cause to) be advanced (one or more classes or grades) at once: [+ object]She skipped a couple of grades.[no object]She was allowed to skip to the next grade.
  • to (cause to) bounce along a surface, usually by throwing or being thrown: [no object]The stone skipped over the lake.[+ object]He taught her how to skip stones in the water.
  • [+ object] to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of actions):My heart skipped a beat.
  • [+ object] to be absent from; avoid attendance at:skipped class again.

  • n. [countable]
  • a skipping movement.
  • an instance of skipping or a thing skipped.

  • skip2 /skɪp/USA pronunciation n. 

      Informal Termsskipper.skipper h="1".


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    skip /skɪp/ vb (skips, skipping, skipped)
    1. when intr, often followed 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. (intransitive) followed by through: informal to read or deal with quickly or superficially
    6. (transitive) informal to miss deliberately: to skip school
    7. (transitive) informal chiefly US Canadian to leave (a place) in haste or secrecy: to skip town
    n
    1. a skipping movement or gait
    2. the act of passing over or omitting
    3. skip it!informal it doesn't matter!
    Etymology: 13th Century: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skopa to take a run, obsolete Swedish skuppa to skip
    skip /skɪp/ n , vb (skips, skipping, skipped)
    1. informal
      short for skipper1
    skip /skɪp/ n
    1. a large open container for transporting building materials, etc
    2. a cage used as a lift in mines, etc
    Etymology: 19th Century: variant of skep



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