Skip meaning

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A container for receiving, transporting, and dumping waste materials.
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Skip means a leap, jump or hop, or is slang for the captain of a boat, curling team or lawn bowling team.

An example of a skip is a movement on a hopscotch board.

An example of a skip is a ship's captain.

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Skip is defined as to leap or jump, or move the attention from one point to another point.

An example of skip is to lightly hop down the street.

An example of skip is to pass over a few pages of a book and to miss certain sections.

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To pass from point to point, omitting or disregarding what intervenes.

Skipped through the list hurriedly; skipping over the dull passages in the novel.

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To be promoted in school beyond the next regular class or grade.
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(informal) To leave hastily; abscond.

Skipped out of town.

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To misfire. Used of an engine.
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To leap or jump lightly over.

Skip rope.

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To leap, jump, or spring lightly; specif., to move along by hopping lightly on first one foot and then the other.
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To be promoted in school beyond the next regular grade.
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To be promoted beyond (the next grade or level).
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(informal) To leave hastily.

The fugitive skipped town.

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(informal) To fail to attend.

We skipped science class again.

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A leaping or jumping movement, especially a gait in which hops and steps alternate.
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An act of passing over something; an omission.
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A control mechanism on an audio or video player that interrupts the playing of a recording and advances or reverses to the beginning of the nearest chapter, track, or other division.
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To be deflected from a surface; ricochet.
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To pass, or direct the attention, from one point to another, omitting what lies between.
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To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection.
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(informal) To leave hurriedly, esp. under questionable circumstances; abscond.
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To jump or leap lightly over.
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To pass over or omit, either deliberately or inadvertently.
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To omit attending a session or sessions of (school, church, etc.)
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To cause to skip or ricochet.
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(informal) To leave (a town, country, etc.) hurriedly.
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A passing over or omitting.
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The captain of a lawn bowling team or curling team.
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To act as captain for (a bowling or curling team)
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Skywave propagation of radio signals. See also skywave.
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(intransitive) To move by hopping on alternate feet.

She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.

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(intransitive) To leap about lightly.
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(intransitive) To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.

The rock will skip across the pond.

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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.

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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.

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To place an item in a skip.
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(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.

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(informal) To leave; as, to skip town, to skip the country.
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To leap lightly over.

To skip the rope.

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To jump rope.

The girls were skipping in the playground.

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A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
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The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.
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(music) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.

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A person who attempts to disappear so as not to be found.
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(Australia, New Zealand, UK) A large open-topped rubbish bin, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents. See also skep.
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(mining) A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.
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(UK, Scotland, dialect) A skep, or basket.
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(sugar manufacture) A charge of syrup in the pans.
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Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.
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(curling) The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.
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(Australia, slang) An Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent.
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To bounce over or be deflected from a surface; skim or ricochet.

Threw the stone so it skipped over the water.

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To cause to bounce lightly over a surface; skim.
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skip it!
  • never mind! it doesn't matter!
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

skip it!

Origin of skip

  • Middle English skippen perhaps of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of skep (in its earlier meaning, basket)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A reference to the television series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo; coined and used by Australians (particularly children) of non-British descent to counter derogatory terms aimed at them.

    From Wiktionary