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English definition of “skirt”

skirt

verb [T, I + prep]     /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.Moving in order to avoid contactDigressing and being indirect or evasiveEdges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objects 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.Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of skirt verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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