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parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: skips, skipping, skipped
definition 1: to jump forward lightly by sliding and hopping on each foot alternately.
She was so happy that she skipped all the way home.
caper, frisk, gambol, trip
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bounce, bound, frolic, hop, romp
definition 2: to jump about from one thing to another, ignoring or leaving out intervening or connective material.
He skipped from one idea to the next and gave the impression that he was very disorganized in his thinking.
flit, jump
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dart, pass
definition 3: to bounce lightly over or along a surface.
The boat skipped across the waves.
bounce, carom, ricochet
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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.The professor was only ten minutes into his lecture when my friends decided to skip.
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 every other step as he bounded up the stairs.
similar words:
leap, miss, overlook, span, traverse
definition 2: to miss or omit (one or more steps in a series).
Tell us the whole story and don't skip the good parts!I skipped the third step in the procedure and had to start from the beginning.She skipped the fourth grade because her grades and scores had been so high from her other school.
similar words:
avoid, jump, miss, omit
definition 3: to fail to attend (a class, meeting, or the like).
Some of the students skipped class in order to leave early for spring vacation.He was always getting into trouble for skipping school when he was in junior high.
cut, play hooky from
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ditch, miss
definition 4: to cause to skim across the surface, esp. of water.
The children like to skip stones across the river.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a skipping step, gait, or bounce.
He crossed the road in a few skips.
bounce, bound, jump, ricochet, spring
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definition 2: the act or an instance of passing lightly over or omitting from a series.
There is a skip in the film sequence because one of the reels was damaged.
elision, exception, exclusion, jump, leap, miss, omission, skim
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