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skirtnoun [C]

uk   /skɜːt/  us   /skɝːt/

skirtverb [T, I + prep]

uk   /skɜːt/  us   /skɝːt/ (also skirt around, UK also skirt round)
(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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