skip1/skɪp/USA pronunciationv.,skipped, skip•ping,n. v.
to move in a light, springy manner by hopping forward on first one foot then the other:[no object]The child skipped alongside him.
to jump lightly over:[~ + object]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.
to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of actions):[~ + object]My heart skipped a beat.
to be absent from; avoid attendance at:[~ + object]skipped class again.
to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.
to pass from one point, thing, subject, etc., to another, disregarding or omitting what intervenes:He skipped through the book quickly.
to go away hastily and secretly; flee without notice.
Educationto be advanced two or more classes or grades at once.
to ricochet or bounce along a surface:The stone skipped over the lake.
to jump lightly over:The horse skipped the fence.
to pass over without reading, noting, acting, etc.:He skipped the bad parts.
to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of rhythmic actions):My heart skipped a beat.
to be absent from; avoid attendance at:to skip a school class.
to send (a missile) ricocheting along a surface.
Informal Termsto leave hastily and secretly or to flee from (a place):They skipped town.
Informal Termsskip out on, to flee or abandon; desert:He skipped out on his wife and two children.
a skipping movement; a light jump or bounce.
a gait marked by such jumps.
a passing from one point or thing to another, with disregard of what intervenes:a quick skip through Europe.
Music and Dancea melodic interval greater than a second.
a natural depression below the surface of a planed board.
Informal Termsa person who has absconded in order to avoid paying debts or meeting other financial responsibilities.
Old Norse skopa to run (compare Icelandic skoppa to skip); (noun, nominal) late Middle English skyppe, derivative of the verb, verbal
(verb, verbal) Middle English skippen, perh. 1250–1300
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged caper, hop. Skip,bound refer to an elastic, springing movement. To skip is to give a series of light, quick hops alternating the feet:to skip about.Bound suggests a series of long, rather vigorous leaps; it is also applied to a springing or leaping type of walking or running rapidly and actively:A dog came bounding up to meet him.
2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged skim.
13.See corresponding entry in Unabridged leap, spring, caper, hop.
skip2(skip),USA pronunciationn., v.,skipped, skip•ping. n.
Sportthe captain of a curling or bowling team.
Sportto serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).
short for skipper1 1820–30
Mininga metal box for carrying ore, hauled vertically or on an incline.