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verb skip pronunciation in American English /skɪp/
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present tense
present participleskipping
past tenseskipped
past participleskipped
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move forward by jumping first on one foot and then the other
    Julie skipped down the sidewalk.
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    1. a.
      [transitive] to jump over a rope that you or two other people swing above your head and then under your feet
      The three girls were out in the courtyard skipping rope.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to avoid doing or having something
    It’s not a good idea to skip breakfast.
    I think I’ll skip school today and catch up on my sleep.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to not do something, but to do the next thing instead
      I skipped a grade in school so I’m graduating a year early.
      skip to: Let’s skip to the final item of business.
      skip over: You can skip over the next few pages and go on to chapter two.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to move quickly from one place or thing to another
    She’s been skipping around the country for weeks now.
    They kept skipping from one topic to another.
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  4. 4
    [transitive] American to throw a flat stone across water so that it touches the surface several times
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