Meaning of SKIP in English


1. v. & n.

--v. (skipped, skipping)

1. intr. a move along lightly, esp. by taking two steps with each foot in turn. b jump lightly from the ground, esp. so as to clear a skipping-rope. c jump about, gambol, caper, frisk.

2 intr. (often foll. by from, off, to) move quickly from one point, subject, or occupation to another; be desultory.

3 tr. (also absol.) omit in dealing with a series or in reading (skip every tenth row; always skips the small print).

4 tr. colloq. not participate in.

5 tr. colloq. depart quickly from; leave hurriedly.

6 intr. (often foll. by out, off) colloq. make off, disappear.

7 tr. make (a stone) ricochet on the surface of water.


1. a skipping movement or action.

2 Computing the action of passing over part of a sequence of data or instructions.

3 US colloq. a person who defaults or absconds.

Phrases and idioms:

skip it sl.

1. abandon a topic etc.

2 make off, disappear. skipping-rope (US skip-rope) a length of rope revolved over the head and under the feet while jumping as a game or exercise. skip zone the annular region round a broadcasting station where neither direct nor reflected waves are received.

Etymology: ME, prob. f. Scand. 2. n.1 a large container for builders' refuse etc.

2 a cage, bucket, etc., in which men or materials are lowered and raised in mines and quarries.


Etymology: var. of SKEP 3. n. & v.

--n. the captain or director of a side at bowls or curling. (skipped, skipping) be the skip of.

Etymology: abbr. of SKIPPER(1)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.