skirtnoun [ C ]uk /skɜːt/ us /skɝːt/
skirtverb [ T, I + prep ]uk /skɜːt/ us /skɝːt/ also skirt around, UK also skirt round
› to go around the edge of something:
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(Definition of “skirt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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