Meaning of “skip” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /skɪp/ (present participle skipping, past tense and past participle skipped)

to move forward, jumping quickly from one foot to the other:

She watched her daughter skipping down the street.
JUMP [ I ] (US skip rope, us )

to jump over a rope while you or two other people move it over and then under your body again and again:

I skip for ten minutes every day to keep fit.
NOT DO [ T ]

B2 to not do something that you usually do or that you should do:

I think I'll skip lunch today - I'm not very hungry.
AVOID [ T ] (also skip over)

to avoid reading or talking about something by starting to read or talk about the next thing instead:

I usually skip the boring bits.

(Definition of “skip verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)