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English definition of “skate”

skate

noun uk   /skeɪt/ us  

skate noun (BOOT)

A2 [C] (plural skates) a special boot with a thin metal bar attached to the bottom that you wear to move quickly on ice, or a boot with four small wheels fixed to the bottom so that you can move over a hard surface: a pair of ice skates a pair of roller skatesSkates and skateboards

skate noun (FISH)

[C or U] (plural skate or skates) a large, flat sea fish, which can be eaten as foodSea fishFish and seafood

skate

verb [I + adv/prep, T] uk   /skeɪt/ us  
B1 to move, or make a particular movement on a surface, using skates: The ice on the river is thick enough to skate on/across/over. Let's go skating tomorrow.Other winter sports
(Definition of skate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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