skip ( skips plural & 3rd person present) ( skipping present participle) ( skipped past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you skip along, you move almost as if you are dancing, with a series of little jumps from one foot to the other.
They saw the man with a little girl skipping along behind him... V adv/prep
She was skipping to keep up with him. V
Skip is also a noun., n-count
The boxer gave a little skip as he came out of his corner.
2 verb When someone skips, they jump up and down over a rope which they or two other people are holding at each end and turning round and round. In American English, you say that someone skips rope.
Outside, children were skipping and singing a rhyme... V
They skip rope and play catch, waiting for the bell. V n
Skipping is one of the most enjoyable aerobic activities.
3 verb If you skip something that you usually do or something that most people do, you decide not to do it.
It is important not to skip meals... V n
Her daughter started skipping school. V n
4 verb If you skip or skip over a part of something you are reading or a story you are telling, you miss it out or pass over it quickly and move on to something else.
You might want to skip the exercises in this chapter... V n
She reinvented her own life story, skipping over the war years when she had a German lover. V over/to n
5 verb If you skipfrom one subject or activity to another, you move quickly from one to the other although there is no obvious connection between them.
She kept up a continuous chatter, skipping from one subject to the next. V from n to n
6 n-count A skip is a large, open, metal container which is used to hold and take away large unwanted items and rubbish.
in AM, use dumpster
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