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—v., skipped, skip•ping,
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. Educ.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.
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. Informal.to leave hastily and secretly or to flee from (a place): They skipped town.
7. skip out on, Informal.to flee or abandon; desert: He skipped out on his wife and two children.
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. Music.a melodic interval greater than a second.
5. a natural depression below the surface of a planed board.
6. Informal.a person who has absconded in order to avoid paying debts or meeting other financial responsibilities.
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—n., v., skipped, skip•ping.
1. the captain of a curling or bowling team.
1. to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).
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1. Mining.a metal box for carrying ore, hauled vertically or on an incline.
2. See skip car.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.