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skip

skip

 
pronunciation:
skIp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: skipped, skipping, skips
definition 1: to jump forward lightly by sliding and hopping on one foot and then the other.
The children skipped down the sidewalk.
synonyms:
caper, frisk
similar words:
bounce, bound, frolic, hop, romp
definition 2: to jump about from one thing to another, ignoring or leaving out important details.
The speaker skipped from one idea to the next in her speech.
synonyms:
jump
similar words:
dart, pass
definition 3: to bounce lightly over or along a surface.
The boat skipped across the waves.
synonyms:
bounce
similar words:
bob, dart, scoot
definition 4: to jump or pass lightly over without touching or staying on.
She skipped every other step as she ran up the stairs.
synonyms:
jump
similar words:
leap, miss, overlook, span
definition 5: to miss or leave out.
She skipped the fourth grade.
similar words:
avoid, miss, omit
definition 6: to cause to skim across the surface of water.
The children like to skip stones across the river.
synonyms:
skim
similar words:
dart
definition 7: to fail to attend.
Maura skipped hockey practice.They skipped class but got caught.
synonyms:
cut
similar words:
ditch, miss
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a skipping step, or bounce.
He crossed the room in three skips.
synonyms:
bounce, bound, jump, spring
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