skirt - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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present tense
present participleskirting
past tenseskirted
past participleskirted
  1. 1
    to go around the edge of a place or thing

    The pilots skirted the Moroccan coast.

    They skirted the field to avoid the mud.

  2. 2
    to avoid talking about something unpleasant

    He just skirted around the subject.