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skip1 / skip/ • v. (skipped, skip·ping) [intr.] move along lightly, stepping from one foot to the other with a hop or bounce: she began to skip down the path. ∎  [intr.] jump over a rope that is held at both ends by oneself or two other people and turned repeatedly over the head and under the feet, as a game or for exercise. ∎  [tr.] jump over (a rope) in such a way: the girls had been skipping rope. ∎  [tr.] jump lightly over: the children used to skip the puddles. ∎  [tr.] omit (part of a book that one is reading, or a stage in a sequence that one is following): the video manual allows the viewer to skip sections he's not interested in | [intr.] she disliked him so much that she skipped over any articles that mentioned him. ∎  [tr.] fail to attend or deal with as appropriate; miss: I wanted to skip my English lesson to visit my mother try not to skip breakfast. ∎  [intr.] move quickly and in an unmethodical way from one point or subject to another: Marian skipped halfheartedly through the book. ∎  [tr.] inf. depart quickly and secretly from: she skipped her home amid rumors of a romance. ∎  [intr.] inf. run away; disappear: I'm not giving them a chance to skip off again. ∎  (skip it) inf. abandon an undertaking, conversation, or activity: after several wrong turns in our journey, we almost decided to skip it. ∎  [tr.] throw (a stone) so that it ricochets off the surface of water.• n. a light, bouncing step; a skipping movement: he moved with a strange, dancing skip. ∎  Comput. an act of passing over part of a sequence of data or instructions. ∎ inf. a person who defaults or absconds.skip2 • n. Brit. a dumpster.skip3 • n. the captain or director of a team in lawn bowling or curling.• v. (skipped , skip·ping ) [tr.] act as skip of (a side).

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