WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
skip1 /skɪp/USA pronunciation   v.,  skipped, skip•ping, n. 
  1. to move in a light, springy manner by hopping forward on first one foot then the other:[no object]The child skipped alongside him.
  2. to jump lightly over:[+ object]to skip rope.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of actions):[+ object]My heart skipped a beat.
  8. to be absent from;
    avoid attendance at:[+ object]skipped class again.

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

skip2 /skɪp/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Informal Termsskipper.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
skip1  (skip),USA pronunciation v.,  skipped, skip•ping, n. 
  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. Educationto be advanced two or more classes or grades at once.
  5. to ricochet or bounce along a surface:The stone skipped over the lake.

  1. to jump lightly over:The horse skipped the fence.
  2. to pass over without reading, noting, acting, etc.:He skipped the bad parts.
  3. to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of rhythmic actions):My heart skipped a beat.
  4. to be absent from;
    avoid attendance at:to skip a school class.
  5. to send (a missile) ricocheting along a surface.
  6. Informal Termsto leave hastily and secretly or to flee from (a place):They skipped town.
  7. Informal Termsskip out on, to flee or abandon;
    desert:He skipped out on his wife and two children.

  1. a skipping movement;
    a light jump or bounce.
  2. a gait marked by such jumps.
  3. a passing from one point or thing to another, with disregard of what intervenes:a quick skip through Europe.
  4. Music and Dancea melodic interval greater than a second.
  5. a natural depression below the surface of a planed board.
  6. Informal Termsa person who has absconded in order to avoid paying debts or meeting other financial responsibilities.
skipping•ly, adv. 
  • 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 pronunciation n., v.,  skipped, skip•ping. 
  1. Sportthe captain of a curling or bowling team.
  2. Informal Termsskipper1.

  1. Sportto serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).
  2. Informal Termsskipper1.
  • short for skipper1 1820–30

skip3  (skip),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mininga metal box for carrying ore, hauled vertically or on an incline.
  2. MetallurgySee  skip car. 
  • alteration of skep 1805–15

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
  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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