English version

skate over/around something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishskate over/around something phrasal verbAVOIDto avoid mentioning a problem or subject, or not give it enough attention The president was accused of skating over the issue of the homeless. skate→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
skate over/around In all these approaches, influences on language other than gender are skated over.Why do the hockey players skate around for so long between fights?While gearing up for the event, Tamagni is faithfully skating around Miramar Reservoir.The Minister skated over the details of the boards.The truck was skidding all over the autobahn, skating over the ice-rink surface.Players skate around the ice with realistic momentum, ie you have to slow down to turn round.Wayne Gretzky, visibly shaken, skated over to check on his wife during a 10-minute delay in the game.Gretzky was visibly upset after skating over to check on his wife.
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Verb table
skate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyskate
he, she, itskates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyskated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave skated
he, she, ithas skated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad skated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill skate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have skated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam skating
he, she, itis skating
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you, we, theyare skating
Past
I, he, she, itwas skating
you, we, theywere skating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been skating
he, she, ithas been skating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been skating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be skating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been skating
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