v. & n.
—v. (skipped, skipping)
1 intr. a move along lightly, esp. by taking two steps with each foot in turn. b jump lightly from the ground, esp. so as to clear a skipping-rope. c jump about, gambol, caper, frisk.
2 intr. (often foll. by from, off, to) move quickly from one point, subject, or occupation to another; be desultory.
3 tr. (also absol.) omit in dealing with a series or in reading (skip every tenth row; always skips the small print).
4 tr. colloq. not participate in.
5 tr. colloq. depart quickly from; leave hurriedly.
6 intr. (often foll. by out, off) colloq. make off, disappear.
7 tr. make (a stone) ricochet on the surface of water.
1 a skipping movement or action.
2 Computing the action of passing over part of a sequence of data or instructions.
3 US colloq. a person who defaults or absconds.
Phrases and idioms:
skip it sl.
1 abandon a topic etc.
2 make off, disappear. skipping-rope (US skip-rope) a length of rope revolved over the head and under the feet while jumping as a game or exercise. skip zone the annular region round a broadcasting station where neither direct nor reflected waves are received.
Etymology: ME, prob. f. Scand.
1 a large container for builders' refuse etc.
2 a cage, bucket, etc., in which men or materials are lowered and raised in mines and quarries.
3 = SKEP.
Etymology: var. of SKEP
n. & v.
—n. the captain or director of a side at bowls or curling.
— (skipped, skipping) be the skip of.
Etymology: abbr. of SKIPPER(1)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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