English version

skip

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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skipskip1 /skɪp/ ●●○ verb (skipped, skipping)  1 not do something [transitive] informalNOT DO something to not do something that you usually do or that you should do syn miss She skipped lunch in order to go shopping. Williams skipped the game to be with his wife in the hospital.skip school/class especially American English He skipped chemistry class three times last month.2 not deal with something [intransitive, transitive]NOT DO something to not read, mention, or deal with something that would normally come or happen next I decided to skip the first chapter.skip to Let’s skip to the last item on the agenda.skip over I suggest we skip over the details and get to the point.3 change subjects [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]SUBJECT to go from one subject to another in no fixed orderskip about/around/from It’s difficult to have a conversation with her because she skips from one topic to another.4 movement [intransitive]JUMP to move forward with quick steps and jumpsskip across/along etc He turned and skipped away, singing happily to himself.see thesaurus at jump5 jump over a rope [intransitive]DGO to jump over a rope as you swing it over your head and under your feet, as a game or for exercise syn jump rope American English6 skip town/skip the country7 skip it!8 skip rocks/stones9 ball [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if a ball or something similar skips off a surface, it quickly moves away from that surface after hitting it – used especially in news reportsskip off/along/across etc The ball skipped off Bond’s glove and bounced toward the fence.10 skip a year/grade somebody’s heart skips a beat at heart1 skip off
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Examples from the Corpus
skipThe children went skipping along the path.They laboured with enthusiasm and imagination and showed tolerance towards interfering children who hopped and skipped around, getting in the way.The weather's so nice today - let's skip class and go to the beach.Shelly skipped down the sidewalk.But the big firms seemed to skip Loyola in their recruiting.Bill likes to leave work early, so he skips lunch sometimes.Death is a skipped meal compared to this.Skipping meals is not a good way to lose weight.The trivia, though, is irresistible, the history is thorough, and the technical stuff is easy to skip over.Impatient as ever I skipped the help and went straight for the action!Then, his eyes seeming to skip the mound of her stomach, he looked at her face.Today, there is no formal structure to investigate or even debate whether UFOs have skipped through our atmosphere.Can you skip to the other end of the playground.In summary, the areas in which there are few updates can be skipped very quickly.skip school/classShe says, Remember the time we skipped school?Talking out, skipping class, being tardy or disrespectful are no more acceptable for work-inhibited students than for any others.He fell asleep plotting to skip school next morning.You skip school, they only keep you back a year.He often skipped school to study the river.skip overDana just skipped over the difficult words in the story.skip about/around/fromForeign calls, flowers, and skipping around all evening like a teenager.After several minutes, he began skipping around, asking questions randomly, pursuing instruction at different levels.They laboured with enthusiasm and imagination and showed tolerance towards interfering children who hopped and skipped around, getting in the way.They skipped about my feet, a flock of lambs bleating around a daft young heifer.Right now they're still very vulnerable although they seem to be skipping about quite freely.In school, he may like to focus on one subject exclusively and dislike skipping from subject to subject.Kelly put the phone down and skipped around the room.His eyes skipped from tree to tree.skip across/along etcThe Rockets seem happier hacking their way through the brambles than skipping across a grassy meadow.The two girls died when the car ploughed into them from behind as they skipped along a pavement.She skipped along and into the wood at the end of the gardens.I skipped across the baking flagstones, eyes clenched against the brutal light.It would be very different unloading the skip across the beach to the routine operation in Marchwood Military Port.Maura's eyes lit up and she skipped across the road to meet him.Her gaze skipped across the surface of the lake.Scraps of songs came out of his mouth as he skipped along, twirling his stick and tipping his turban to passers-by.skip off/along/across etcThe Rockets seem happier hacking their way through the brambles than skipping across a grassy meadow.The two girls died when the car ploughed into them from behind as they skipped along a pavement.The Rabari skipped off ahead, saying we would meet up at the base.And then if he's serious in marrying you, my advice to you would be to skip off and do it.Maura's eyes lit up and she skipped across the road to meet him.Her gaze skipped across the surface of the lake.But that's where they've all skipped off to.Scraps of songs came out of his mouth as he skipped along, twirling his stick and tipping his turban to passers-by.
Related topics: Construction
skipskip2 noun [countable]  1 JUMPa skipping movement2 British EnglishTBC a large container for bricks, wood, and similar heavy waste syn dumpster American English
Examples from the Corpus
skipHe walked with a stick, but sometimes he would throw it away and skip.Then a big skip and an entire chapter of their marriage would sail right into the blue.Back to the car, a half-run hop skip situation.Susan said to Marian Prouse, and let Prager help her aboard the skip.And then, in the shadow between the skips, he settled down to wait.In suburbia, however, the scourge of the skips tends to descend on the public highway in spring and summer.
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Verb table
skip
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyskip
he, she, itskips
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyskipped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave skipped
he, she, ithas skipped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad skipped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill skip
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have skipped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam skipping
he, she, itis skipping
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you, we, theyare skipping
Past
I, he, she, itwas skipping
you, we, theywere skipping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been skipping
he, she, ithas been skipping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been skipping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be skipping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been skipping
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