- Skive is to skip work, school or some other obligation.
When you skip school to avoid taking a test, this is an example of when you skive.
- To skive is to shave off the top surface of leather or some other material to make it less thick.
An example of skive is when you take your knife and slice off the top skin of a piece of leather.
skive definition by Webster's New World
skive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb skived skived, skiv·ing, skives
Origin: Of Scandinavian origin; see skei- in Indo-European roots.