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skive

skive

 
pronunciation:
skaIv
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: (chiefly British; informal) to be absent from school or work without having permission (often fol. by off); play hooky.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: (chiefly British; informal) to be absent from (school or work) without having permission (often fol. by off); play hooky.
He didn't finish his essay, so he's skiving off school today.