skip

skip
skip1 [skip]
vi.
skipped, skipping [ME skippen, prob. < Scand form akin to ON skopa, to jump, run < IE * skeub-, to shoot, throw > SHOVE]
1. to leap, jump, or spring lightly; specif., to move along by hopping lightly on first one foot and then the other
2. to be deflected from a surface; ricochet
3. to pass, or direct the attention, from one point to another, omitting what lies between
4. to be promoted in school beyond the next regular grade
5. Informal to leave hurriedly, esp. under questionable circumstances; abscond
vt.
1. to jump or leap lightly over
2. to pass over or omit, either deliberately or inadvertently
3. to omit attending a session or sessions of (school, church, etc.)
4. to cause to skip or ricochet
5.
a) to promote (a student) to the grade beyond the next regular one in school
b) to pass over (the next regular grade)
6. Informal to leave (a town, country, etc.) hurriedly
n.
1.
a) an act of skipping; leap; spring
b) a skipping gait alternating light hops on each foot
2. a passing over or omitting
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☆ skip it!
Informal never mind! it doesn't matter!
SYN.- SKIP1 suggests a springing forward lightly and quickly, leaping on alternate feet, and, of inanimate things, deflection from a surface in a series of jumps; BOUND1 implies longer, more vigorous leaps, as in running, or by an elastic object thrown along the ground; HOP1 suggests a single short jump, as on one leg, or a series of short, relatively jerky jumps; RICOCHET is used of an inanimate object that has been thrown or shot and that bounds or skips in glancing deflection from a surface
skip2 [skip]
n.
1. short for SKIPPER2
2. the captain of a lawn bowling team or curling team
vt.
skipped, skipping
to act as a skip for

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