skive - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] British informal 

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/skaɪv/
present tense
I/you/we/theyskive
he/she/itskives
present participleskiving
past tenseskived
past participleskived
  1. 1
    to not be at work or school when you should be there

    He wasn’t ill, he was just skiving.

  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    to remove excess material from a parent material

    You skive excess leather to make it thinner. You skive a bearing to the correct size

    Submitted on 04/11/2015

derived word

skiver

noun [countable]
singularskiver
pluralskivers

phrasal verbs