- Present participle of skip.
- The act by which something is skipped or omitted.
Variant of skip
intransitive verbskipped, skipping
- to leap, jump, or spring lightly; specif., to move along by hopping lightly on first one foot and then the other
- to be deflected from a surface; ricochet
- to pass, or direct the attention, from one point to another, omitting what lies between
- ☆ to be promoted in school beyond the next regular grade
- Informal to leave hurriedly, esp. under questionable circumstances; abscond
Origin of skipMiddle English skippen, probably ; from Scandinavian form akin to Old Norse skopa, to jump, run ; from Indo-European an unverified form skeub-, to shoot, throw from source shove
- to jump or leap lightly over
- to pass over or omit, either deliberately or inadvertently
- to omit attending a session or sessions of (school, church, etc.)
- to cause to skip or ricochet
- to promote (a student) to the grade beyond the next regular one in school
- to pass over (the next regular grade)
- ☆ Informal to leave (a town, country, etc.) hurriedly
- an act of skipping; leap; spring
- a skipping gait alternating light hops on each foot
- a passing over or omitting
Informal never mind!it doesn't matter!