Meaning of SKIP in English


[skip] vb skipped ; [ME skippen, perh. of Scand origin; akin to Sw dial. skopa to hop] vi (14c) 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 ~ vt 1 a: to pass over without notice or mention: omit 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 "~ 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 "~ the tournament" "~ the meeting" -- adj -- skip bail : to jump bail -- skip rope : to use a jump rope (as for exercise or a game)

[2]skip n (15c) 1 a: a light bounding step b: a gait composed of alternating hops and steps

2: an act of omission or the thing omitted [3]skip n [short for

[2]skipper] (1830) 1: the captain of a side in a game (as curling or lawn bowling) who advises the team as to the play and controls the action


[2]skipper [4]skip vt skipped ; (1900): to act as skipper of

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