skive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “skive” in the English Dictionary

"skive" in British English

See all translations

skiveverb [I or T]

uk   us   /skaɪv/ UK informal
to be ​absent from ​work or ​school without ​permission: Tom and Mike have skived (off)school today to ​watch the ​match.
(Definition of skive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skive" in Business English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of skive?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
boarding school

a school where students live and study

Word of the Day