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Meaning of “skirt” in the English Dictionary

"skirt" in British English

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skirtnoun [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 ​outercovering or ​part to ​protectparticularmachines

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skirtverb [T, I + prep]

uk   /skɜːt/  us   /skɝːt/ (also skirt around, UK also skirt round)
to go around the ​edge of something: Take the ​road which skirts (round) the ​town, not the one which goes through it. to ​avoiddiscussing a ​subject or ​problem, usually because there are difficulties that you do not ​want to ​deal with: The ​government has been ​accused of skirting round the ​issue of ​torture.
(Definition of skirt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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skirtnoun [C]

 us   /ˈskɜrt/
  • skirt noun [C] (CLOTHING)

a ​piece of women’s ​clothing that ​hangs from the ​waist and does not have ​material between the ​legs, or the ​part of a ​dress below the ​waist: She ​looked good in a skirt and ​blouse.

skirtverb [T]

 us   /ˈskɜrt/
  • skirt verb [T] (GO AROUND)

to go around or move along the ​edge of something: We were skirting the ​highways and taking the back ​roads.
(Definition of skirt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “skirt”
in Korean 스커트…
in Arabic تَنّورة…
in Malaysian skirt…
in French jupe…
in Russian юбка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女裙,半身裙, (保護機器的)外罩,護板…
in Italian gonna…
in Turkish etek…
in Polish spódnica…
in Spanish falda…
in Vietnamese váy, áo đầm của phụ nữ, vạt áo…
in Portuguese saia…
in Thai กระโปรง, ชายเสื้อ…
in German der Rock…
in Catalan faldilla…
in Japanese スカート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女裙,半身裙, (保护机器的)外罩,挡板…
in Indonesian rok, bagian bawah gaun…
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