skip - definition and synonyms

 
verb 

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/skɪp/
present tense
I/you/we/theyskip
he/she/itskips
present participleskipping
past tenseskipped
past participleskipped
  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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