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skiveverb [I or T]

uk   us   /skaɪv/ UK informal
(Definition of skive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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skiveverb [I]

uk   us   /skaɪv/ (also skive off) UK informal WORKPLACE
to do something else when you should be ​working: We ​realized that we could skive without the ​management noticing. He was always skiving off and going to the cinema.
skiver
noun [C]
My ​bossassumed that all of the ​staff were skivers.
skiving
noun [U]
Holding ​meetings outside the ​office is just an ​excuse for skiving.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of skive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “skive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 旷工, 逃学…
in Turkish kaytarmak, işten kaçmak, okulu/işi kırmak…
in Russian сачковать, прогуливать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曠工, 逃學, 曠課…
in Polish wagarować, bumelować…
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