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verb skip pronunciation in British English /skɪp/
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I/you/we/theyskip
he/she/itskips
present participleskipping
past tenseskipped
past participleskipped
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move forwards by jumping first on one foot and then the other
    Julie skipped along the pavement.
    1. a.
      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.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to avoid doing or having something
    It’s not a good idea to skip breakfast.
    She’s been skipping lessons all year.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to not do something, but to do the next thing instead
      Let’s skip that page and go on to the next chapter.
      skip to: Let’s skip to the final item of business.
  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.
  4. 4
    [transitive] American to skim a stone

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