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Meaning of “skate” in the English Dictionary

"skate" in British English

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skatenoun

uk   us   /skeɪt/
  • skate noun (BOOT)

A2 [C] (plural skates) a ​specialboot with a ​thinmetalbarattached to the ​bottom that you ​wear to ​movequickly on ​ice, or a ​boot with four ​smallwheelsfixed to the ​bottom so that you can ​move over a hard ​surface: a ​pair of ice skates a ​pair of roller skates

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skateverb [I + adv/prep, T]

uk   us   /skeɪt/
B1 to ​move, or make a ​particularmovement on a ​surface, using skates: The ​ice on the ​river is ​thick enough to skate on/​across/over. Let's go skating ​tomorrow.

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  • When the ​lakefreezes over , we can go skating on it.
  • She skated over to where I was ​standing.
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(Definition of skate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skate" in American English

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skatenoun [C]

 us   /skeɪt/
a ​specialshoe or ​boot with ​wheels for ​movingquickly over a ​smoothsurface, or an ​ice skate (= ​shoe with a ​metalblade for ​sliding over ​ice): I ​caught my skates in a ​rut and ​fell.
skate
verb [I]  us   /skeɪt/
She skated over to me.
skater
noun [C]  us   /ˈskeɪ·t̬ər/
Skaters ​glidedacross the ​ice.
skating
noun [U]  us   /ˈskeɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
She ​loves to go skating.
(Definition of skate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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