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skip

skip

 
pronunciation:
skIp
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: skipped, skipping, skips
definition 1: to jump forward lightly by sliding and hopping on each foot alternately.
She was so happy she skipped all the way home.
synonyms:
caper, frisk, gambol, trip
similar words:
bounce, bound, frolic, hop, romp
definition 2: to jump about from one thing to another, ignoring or leaving out intervening or connective material.
She skipped from one idea to the next and gave the impression that she was very disorganized in her thinking.
synonyms:
flit, jump
similar words:
dart, pass
definition 3: to bounce lightly over or along a surface.
The boat skipped across the waves.
synonyms:
bounce, carom, ricochet
similar words:
bob, dart, rebound, scoot, scud, spank
definition 4: (informal) to leave secretly and in haste (often fol. by out).
We skipped out of that boring banquet as soon as we could.
synonyms:
abscond, fly the coop
similar words:
dodge, duck out, escape, evade, flee, leave, skedaddle, slip out
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to jump or pass lightly over without touching or lingering on.
He skipped the second step.
synonyms:
jump
similar words:
leap, miss, overlook, span, traverse
definition 2: to miss or omit (one or more steps in a series).
She skipped the fourth grade.
similar words:
avoid, jump, miss, omit
definition 3: to fail to attend (a class, meeting, or the like).
synonyms:
cut, play hooky from
similar words:
ditch, miss
definition 4: to cause to skim across the surface, esp. of water.
The children like to skip stones across the river.
synonyms:
skim
similar words:
dart
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a skipping step, gait, or bounce.
synonyms:
bounce, bound, jump, ricochet, spring
similar words:
trip
definition 2: the act or an instance of passing lightly over or omitting from a series.
synonyms:
elision, exception, exclusion, jump, leap, miss, omission, skim
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