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skate1

 
 
pronunciation:
skeIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a shoe with either a blade or a set of small wheels attached to the bottom. Skates are used to move on ice or other hard surfaces.
I use a pair of ice skates in the winter and a pair of roller skates when there isn't any ice.
 
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part of speech: verb
inflections: skates, skating, skated
definition: to move along on ice skates or roller skates, or as though on such skates; glide or skim.
I skate three times each week during January.The boat skated over the water.
 
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derivation: skater (n.)
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