Meaning of “skip” in the English Dictionary

"skip" in English

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uk /skɪp/ us /skɪp/ -pp-

skip verb (LEAVE)

C1 [ I or T ] to leave one thing or place, especially quickly, in order to go to another:

This part of the book isn't very interesting, so I'm going to skip (over) it.
The teacher kept skipping from one subject to another so it was difficult to follow what he was saying.
UK We're skipping over/across/off (= making a quick journey) to France for the day.
The police think that the bank robbers must have skipped (= left) the country by now.
UK She skipped off/out (= left quickly and/or secretly) without saying goodbye.

Phrasal verb(s)

skipnoun [ C ]

uk /skɪp/ us /skɪp/

skip noun [ C ] (CONTAINER)

UK US trademark Dumpster a large metal container into which people put unwanted objects or building or garden waste, and which is brought to and taken away from a place by a special truck when people ask for it

skip noun [ C ] (MOVE)

a small, light, dancing or jumping step:

She gave a little skip of joy.

skip noun [ C ] (PERSON)

US informal a person who has disappeared, especially someone who owes money:

In this case, the bounty hunters claimed that they were pursuing a skip but had accidentally raided the wrong address.

(Definition of “skip” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skip" in American English

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us /skɪp/

skip verb (MOVE)

[ I ] -pp- to move lightly and quickly, esp. with small dancing or jumping steps:

He skipped off to school.

skip verb (LEAVE)

[ I/T ] -pp- infml to leave a place quickly:

[ T ] Mark took the money and then skipped town.

skip verb (AVOID)

[ T ] to not do or have something; avoid:

Martin skipped fifth grade.
I skipped lunch today.

(Definition of “skip” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"skip" in Business English

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skipnoun [ C ]

uk /skɪp/ us UK US Dumpster TRANSPORT

a large metal container used for getting rid of rubbish, old building materials, etc. Skips are removed using a truck:

Most of the waste was thrown into a skip.

(Definition of “skip” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)