Meaning of “skirt” - Learner’s Dictionary

skirt

verb [ T ] uk us /skɜːt/ (also skirt around)
AVOID

to avoid talking about something:

I deliberately skirted the question of money.
MOVE

to move around the edge of something:

We skirted around the edge of the field.

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