skip
Pronunciation Verb

skip (skips, present participle skipping; past and past participle skipped)

  1. (intransitive) To move by hopping on alternate feet.
    She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.
  2. (intransitive) To leap about lightly.
    • 1733, [Alexander Pope], An Essay on Man. […], (please specify ), London: Printed for J[ohn] Wilford, […], OCLC 960856019 ↗:
    • So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically.
  3. (intransitive) To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
    The rock will skip across the pond.
  4. (transitive) To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
    I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.
  5. (transitive) To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
    My heart will skip a beat.
    I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.
    • They who have a mind to see the issue may skip these two chapters.
  6. To place an item in a skip.
  7. (transitive, informal) Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
    Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.
  8. (transitive, informal) To leave, especially in a sudden and covert manner.
    to skip the country
    a customer who skipped town without paying her hotel bill
    • 1998, Baha Men, Who Let the Dogs Out?
      I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
      She really want to skip town
      Get back off me, beast off me
      Get back you flea-infested mongrel
  9. To leap lightly over.
    to skip the rope
  10. To jump rope.
    The girls were skipping in the playground.
  11. (knitting, crocheting) To pass by a stitch as if it were not there, continuing with the next stitch.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
  2. The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.
  3. (music) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.
  4. A person who attempts to disappear so as not to be found.
    • 2012, Susan Nash, Skip Tracing Basics and Beyond (page 19)
      Tracking down debtors is a big part of a skip tracer's job. That's the case because deadbeats who haven't paid their bills and have disappeared are the most common type of skips.
  5. (radio) skywave propagation
Translations Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, British) A large open-topped container for waste, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to remove it along with its contents. (see also skep).
  2. (mining) A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.
  3. (UK, Scotland, dialect) A skep, or basket.
  4. A wheeled basket used in cotton factories.
  5. (sugar manufacture) A charge of syrup in the pans.
  6. A beehive.
Synonyms
  • (open-topped rubbish bin) dumpster (Canada)
Translations
  • French: benne
  • German: Schuttcontainer; (specialist) Absetzmulde
  • Italian: cassone
  • Portuguese: caçamba, caçamba de entulho
Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.
  2. (specially) The captain of a sports team. Also, a form of address by the team to the captain.
  3. (curling) The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.
  4. (bowls) The captain of a bowls team, who directs the team's tactics and rolls the side's last wood, so as to be able to retrieve a difficult situation if necessary.
  5. (scouting, informal) The scoutmaster of a troop of scouts (youth organization) and their form of address to him.
Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. (Australia, slang) An Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent.
    • 2001, Effie (character played by Mary Coustas), Effie: Just Quietly (TV series), Episode: Nearest and Dearest,
      Effie: How did you find the second, the defacto, and what nationality is she?
      Barber: She is Australian.
      Effie: Is she? Gone for a skip. You little radical you.
17th-century Ireland. Possibly a clipping en. Used at Trinity College Dublin. Noun

skip (plural skips)

  1. (college slang) A college servant.
Related terms
  • gyp (Cambridge University)
  • scout (Oxford University)

Skip
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.



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