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"skip" in American English

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skipverb

us   /skɪp/
  • skip verb (MOVE)

[I] -pp- to move lightly and quickly, esp. with small dancing or jumping steps: He skipped off to school.
  • skip verb (LEAVE)

[I/T] -pp- infml to leave a place quickly: [T] Mark took the money and then skipped town.
  • skip verb (AVOID)

[T] to not do or have something; avoid: Martin skipped fifth grade. I skipped lunch today.
(Definition of skip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"skip" in British English

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skipverb

uk   /skɪp/ us   /skɪp/ -pp-
  • skip verb (JUMP)

[I] US jump rope, skip rope to jump lightly over a rope that is held in both your hands, or by two other people, and turned repeatedly under your legs and over your head as exercise or a game: Sports players often train by skipping.
  • skip verb (LEAVE)

C1 [I or T] to leave one thing or place, especially quickly, in order to go to another: This part of the book isn't very interesting, so I'm going to skip (over) it. The teacher kept skipping from one subject to another so it was difficult to follow what he was saying.UK We're skipping over/across/off (= making a quick journey) to France for the day. The police think that the bank robbers must have skipped (= left) the country by now.UK She skipped off/out (= left quickly and/or secretly) without saying goodbye.
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skipnoun [C]

uk   /skɪp/ us   /skɪp/
  • skip noun [C] (MOVE)

a small, light, dancing or jumping step: She gave a little skip of joy.
(Definition of skip from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"skip" in Business English

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skipnoun [C]

uk   /skɪp/ us   UK US Dumpster TRANSPORT
a large metal container used for getting rid of rubbish, old building materials, etc. Skips are removed using a truck: Most of the waste was thrown into a skip.
(Definition of skip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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