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skate

2 verb
     
Related topics: Other Sports
skate2 [intransitive]
1DSO to move on skates:
The children skated on the frozen pond.
2

be skating on thin ice

informal to be doing something that may get you into trouble
skater noun [countable]

skate over/around something

phrasal verb
to avoid mentioning a problem or subject, or not give it enough attention:
The President was accused of skating over the issue of the homeless.

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