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verb     skip pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
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.

    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.

  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
      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.

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

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