Meaning of SKIP in English

SKIP

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

skipping rope

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

along

The two girls died when the car ploughed into them from behind as they skipped along a pavement.

Scraps of songs came out of his mouth as he skipped along , twirling his stick and tipping his turban to passers-by.

She skipped along and into the wood at the end of the gardens.

He skipped along the corridors and went to see Matron to tell her the good news.

She grabs a hold of my arm and skips along beside me.

But the Doctor had turned on his heel and was almost skipping along the right-hand corridor.

around

They laboured with enthusiasm and imagination and showed tolerance towards interfering children who hopped and skipped around , getting in the way.

Foreign calls, flowers, and skipping around all evening like a teenager.

Kelly put the phone down and skipped around the room.

After several minutes, he began skipping around , asking questions randomly, pursuing instruction at different levels.

off

But that's where they've all skipped off to.

The Rabari skipped off ahead, saying we would meet up at the base.

And then if he's serious in marrying you, my advice to you would be to skip off and do it.

After a few days recovering, they would skip off to get the bus north and have another go.

This would cause it to skip off the atmosphere into space-rather in the manner of a stone skipping off water.

out

A school of small tuna, about eighteen inches to a foot long, came jumping and skipping out of the water.

We also did the occasional dinner, skipped out on a restaurant check.

over

He skipped over roots and brambles.

All effective readers skip over or guess at some words, paraphrase sections of text, and resume reading.

And you can cut down on waste by viewing your faxes on-screen first, and skipping over junk faxes and cover sheets.

The trivia, though, is irresistible, the history is thorough, and the technical stuff is easy to skip over .

I'd like to skip over this decision because it wakes me up in a sweat fairly often.

Do not just skip over this bit.

■ NOUN

beat

My heart skipped a beat and the fear came flooding back.

His mind, like a good strong heart, merely began skipping little beats at first.

Breathing and blood were stopped; her mind emptied, muscles went paralysed and even her heart skipped , missing a beat .

Lisa felt her heart skip a beat inside her.

Katherine's heart skipped a beat .

But Nathan Bryce had only to look at her for her heart to skip a beat , then race out of control.

class

Kate had decided to skip the afternoon's classes and arranged to meet him at the boatyard near the Tech.

Talking out, skipping class , being tardy or disrespectful are no more acceptable for work-inhibited students than for any others.

grade

He was a good enough student to skip a grade in elementary school and later scored 1280 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

heart

My heart skipped a beat and the fear came flooding back.

His mind, like a good strong heart , merely began skipping little beats at first.

Breathing and blood were stopped; her mind emptied, muscles went paralysed and even her heart skipped , missing a beat.

But the familiar screaming of sheet metal against a wall undoubtedly will make hearts skip faster than usual.

Lisa felt her heart skip a beat inside her.

Katherine's heart skipped a beat.

Zama's eyes filled but her heart skipped in her chest.

But Nathan Bryce had only to look at her for her heart to skip a beat, then race out of control.

school

I used to skip to school with a skipping, rope, at skipping time.

He often skipped school to study the river.

He fell asleep plotting to skip school next morning.

You skip school , they only keep you back a year.

You skip Sunday school , you go to Hell.

She says, Remember the time we skipped school ?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

sb's heart misses/skips a beat

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Skipping meals is not a good way to lose weight.

Bill likes to leave work early, so he skips lunch sometimes.

Can you skip to the other end of the playground.

Shelly skipped down the sidewalk.

The children went skipping along the path.

The weather's so nice today - let's skip class and go to the beach.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But the big firms seemed to skip Loyola in their recruiting.

Death is a skipped meal compared to this.

Impatient as ever I skipped the help and went straight for the action!

In summary, the areas in which there are few updates can be skipped very quickly.

The trivia, though, is irresistible, the history is thorough, and the technical stuff is easy to skip over.

Then, his eyes seeming to skip the mound of her stomach, he looked at her face.

They laboured with enthusiasm and imagination and showed tolerance towards interfering children who hopped and skipped around, getting in the way.

Today, there is no formal structure to investigate or even debate whether UFOs have skipped through our atmosphere.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

rubbish

Did she take it with her when she went to the rubbish skip or dash to a stationer's and buy it?

At the comer stood a green plastic rubbish skip , presumably the one where Ruggiero's letter had been left.

Apparently a lorry carrying a rubbish skip was hi-jacked in nearby Pomeroy several hours ago and the driver held at gunpoint.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And then, in the shadow between the skips, he settled down to wait.

Back to the car, a half-run hop skip situation.

He walked with a stick, but sometimes he would throw it away and skip .

In suburbia, however, the scourge of the skips tends to descend on the public highway in spring and summer.

Susan said to Marian Prouse, and let Prager help her aboard the skip .

Then a big skip and an entire chapter of their marriage would sail right into the blue.

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