Meaning of SKIP in English



Pronunciation: ' skip

Function: verb

Inflected Form: skipped ; skip · ping

Etymology: Middle English skippen, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skopa to hop

Date: 14th century

intransitive verb

1 a : to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skip b : to bound off one point after another : RICOCHET

2 : to leave hurriedly or secretly < skipped out without paying their bill>

3 a : to pass over or omit an interval, item, or step b : to omit a grade in school in advancing to the next c : MISFIRE 1

transitive verb

1 a : to pass over without notice or mention : OMIT < skipped her name> b : to pass by or leave out (a step in a progression or series)

2 a : to cause to skip (a grade in school) b : to cause to bound or skim over a surface < skip a stone across a pond>

3 : to leap over lightly and nimbly

4 a : to depart from quickly and secretly < skipped town> b : to fail to attend or participate in < skip the tournament> < skip the meeting>

– skip · pa · ble \ ' ski-p ə -b ə l \ adjective

– skip bail : to jump bail

– skip rope : to use a jump rope (as for exercise or a game)

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.