Meaning of SKIP in English

SKIP

/ skɪp; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

( -pp- )

MOVE WITH JUMPS

1.

[ v , usually + adv. / prep. ] to move forwards lightly and quickly making a little jump with each step :

She skipped happily along beside me.

JUMP OVER ROPE

2.

( BrE ) ( NAmE ˌjump ˈrope , ˌskip ˈrope ) to jump over a rope which is held at both ends by yourself or by two other people and is passed again and again over your head and under your feet :

[ v ]

The girls were skipping in the playground.

[ vn ]

She likes to skip rope as a warm-up.

NOT DO STH

3.

[ vn ] to not do sth that you usually do or should do :

I often skip breakfast altogether.

She decided to skip the afternoon's class.

4.

to leave out sth that would normally be the next thing that you would do, read, etc. :

[ vn ]

You can skip the next chapter if you have covered the topic in class.

[ v ]

I skipped over the last part of the book.

I suggest we skip to the last item on the agenda.

CHANGE QUICKLY

5.

[ v + adv. / prep. ] to move from one place to another or from one subject to another very quickly :

She kept skipping from one topic of conversation to another.

LEAVE SECRETLY

6.

[ vn ] to leave a place secretly or suddenly :

[ vn ]

The bombers skipped the country shortly after the blast.

STONES

7.

[ vn ] ( BrE also skim ) to make a flat stone jump across the surface of water :

The boys were skipping stones across the pond.

IDIOMS

- skip it

PHRASAL VERBS

- skip off / out

- skip out on sb

■ noun

MOVEMENT

1.

a skipping movement :

She gave a skip and a jump and was off down the street.

CONTAINER FOR WASTE

2.

( BrE ) ( NAmE Dumpster ™) a large open container for putting old bricks, rubbish / garbage, etc. in. The skip is then loaded on a lorry / truck and taken away.

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WORD ORIGIN

verb and noun sense 1 Middle English : probably of Scandinavian origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.