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skip

verb
 
 
/skɪp/ ( present participle skipping, past tense and past participle skipped)
MOVE FORWARD [I] to move forward, jumping quickly from one foot to the other: She watched her daughter skipping down the street.Moving quickly
JUMP [I] ( US skip rope,
 
)
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.Children's gamesExercising and training
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.ExcludingAvoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
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.ExcludingAvoiding actionLaziness and lazy people
(Definition of skip verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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