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verb skip pronunciation in American English /skɪp/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyskip
he/she/itskips
present participleskipping
past tenseskipped
past participleskipped
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move forward by jumping first on one foot and then the other

    Julie skipped down the sidewalk.

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    1. a.
      [transitive] 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 rope.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of skip
  2. 2
    [transitive] to avoid doing or having something

    It's not a good idea to skip breakfast.

    I think I'll skip school today and catch up on my sleep.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to not do something, but to do the next thing instead

      I skipped a grade in school so I'm graduating a year early.

      skip to:

      Let's skip to the final item of business.

      skip over:

      You can skip over the next few pages and go on to chapter two.

  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.

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  4. 4
    [transitive] American to throw a flat stone across water so that it touches the surface several times
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