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skirt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes
skirtskirt1 /skɜːt $ skɜːrt/ ●●● S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DCCa piece of outer clothing worn by women and girls, which hangs down from the waist like the bottom part of a dress 🔊 She wore a white blouse and a plain black skirt.leather/pleated/cotton etc skirt 🔊 a green velvet skirtshort/long skirt 🔊 a short skirt and high heels2 (also skirts [plural]) old-fashionedDCC the part of a dress or coat that hangs down from the waist3 the skirts of a forest/hill/village etc4 a bit of skirt
Examples from the Corpus
skirtToday I was all-silk, navy blue blouse and skirt.Her black skirt swayed from side to side.The women wear tight bodices over a long flowing skirt.Daughter Chelsea wore a blue-gray, military-inspired jacket with a matching coat and a short A-line skirt.Tina looked fantastic in whatever she wore, particularly jeans or a tennis skirt.But the skirt was so full and my arm so tired that I seemed to be getting nowhere.short/long skirtShe also suggested that I wear a skirt, a long skirt.I felt so cross with myself, so stupid for wearing a short skirt.She wore a long skirt and a baggy maroon V-neck sweater, one of mine she had appropriated and almost worn out.I shot three more arrows into the same spot and saw the foot re-treat beneath her long skirt.Her long skirt dragged on the ground and her tangled hair fell around Janir as she hunched over him.The shorts were pleated about the waist and flared widely, giving an illusion of being a too short skirt.
skirtskirt2 (also skirt around/round) verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 AROUND/ROUNDto go around the outside edge of a place or area 🔊 The old footpath skirts around the village.2 AVOIDto avoid talking about an important subject, especially because it is difficult or embarrassing – used to show disapproval 🔊 a disappointing speech that skirted around all the main issues→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
skirtScarlet relaxed a little: a mine had been skirted.It is four miles south of Driffield, and skirted by the Driffield-Beverley road.We skirted its edges on our way to meet him.We maneuvered the canoe so it skirted just past that rock.Wild horse and donkey tracks skirted the bases of red, sedimentary hills.I skirted the dike district too - or at any rate two big chicks denied me entry to their purple sanctum.Hurricane Ben skirted the Florida coast before moving back out to sea.The report skirted the issue of the government's responsibility for the crisis.
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Verb table
skirt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyskirt
he, she, itskirts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyskirted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave skirted
he, she, ithas skirted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad skirted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill skirt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have skirted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam skirting
he, she, itis skirting
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you, we, theyare skirting
Past
I, he, she, itwas skirting
you, we, theywere skirting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been skirting
he, she, ithas been skirting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been skirting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be skirting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been skirting
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