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skate over/around sth

(UK also skate round sth)
phrasal verb with skate uk   us   /skeɪt/ verb [I + adv/prep, T]
to avoid dealing completely with something or to fail to pay enough attention to it: Providing homeless people with somewhere to stay when the weather is cold only skates around the problem, it doesn't solve it. I didn't understand what the teacher said about prepositions, because she only skated over it.
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