Meaning of skip

skip

Pronunciation: (skip), [key]
— v., n. skipped, skip•ping,
—v.i.
  1. to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.
  2. to pass from one point, thing, subject, etc., to another, disregarding or omitting what intervenes: He skipped through the book quickly.
  3. to go away hastily and secretly; flee without notice.
  4. to be advanced two or more classes or grades at once.
  5. to ricochet or bounce along a surface: The stone skipped over the lake.
—v.t.
  1. to jump lightly over: The horse skipped the fence.
  2. to pass over without reading, noting, acting, etc.: He skipped the bad parts.
  3. to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of rhythmic actions): My heart skipped a beat.
  4. to be absent from; avoid attendance at: to skip a school class.
  5. to send (a missile) ricocheting along a surface.
  6. to leave hastily and secretly or to flee from (a place): They skipped town.
  7. to flee or abandon; desert: He skipped out on his wife and two children.
—n.
  1. a skipping movement; a light jump or bounce.
  2. a gait marked by such jumps.
  3. a passing from one point or thing to another, with disregard of what intervenes: a quick skip through Europe.
  4. a melodic interval greater than a second.
  5. a natural depression below the surface of a planed board.
  6. a person who has absconded in order to avoid paying debts or meeting other financial responsibilities.

skip

Pronunciation: (skip), [key]
— n., v., skipped, skip•ping.
—n.
  1. the captain of a curling or bowling team.
  2. skipper.
—v.t.
  1. to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).
  2. skipper.

skip

Pronunciation: (skip), [key]
— n.
  1. a metal box for carrying ore, hauled vertically or on an incline.
  2. See
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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