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skirt

noun [C] uk   /skɜːt/ us    /skɝːt/
A1 a piece of clothing for women and girls that hangs from the waist and does not have legs: a long/short skirt an outer covering or part to protect particular machines

skirt

verb [T, I + prep] uk   /skɜːt/ us    /skɝːt/ (also skirt around/round)
to go around the edge of something: Take the road which skirts (round) the village, not the one which goes through it. to avoid discussing a subject or problem, usually because there are difficulties that you do not want to deal with: Though the government has promised to deal with drug abuse, it has been accused of skirting round the issue.
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