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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] British informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyskive off
he/she/itskives off
present participleskiving off
past tenseskived off
past participleskived off
  1. skive off something to avoid going to school or work when you should go

    She said she was ill but I knew she was skiving off.

    We always used to skive off PE lessons if we could.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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