skive /skaɪv/ verb [I] (also skive off) UK informal WORKPLACE
› to do something else when you should be working: We realized that we could skive without the management noticing. He was always skiving off and going to the cinema. skiver noun [C] › My boss assumed that all of the staff were skivers. skiving noun [U] › Holding meetings outside the office is just an excuse for skiving.