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skip  

[1]  
      vb   , skips, skipping, skipped  
1    when intr, often foll by: over, along, into, etc.   to spring or move lightly, esp. to move by hopping from one foot to the other  
2    intr   to jump over a skipping-rope  
3    to cause (a stone, etc.) to bounce or skim over a surface or (of a stone) to move in this way  
4    to omit (intervening matter), as in passing from one part or subject to another  
he skipped a chapter of the book     
5    intr; foll by: through  
Informal   to read or deal with quickly or superficially  
he skipped through the accounts before dinner     
6    skip it!  
Informal   it doesn't matter!  
7    tr  
Informal   to miss deliberately  
to skip school     
8    tr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to leave (a place) in haste or secrecy  
to skip town     
      n  
9    a skipping movement or gait  
10    the act of passing over or omitting  
11      (Music)     (U.S. and Canadian)      another word for       leap       10     (See also)        skip off  
     (C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skopa to take a run, obsolete Swedish skuppa to skip)  
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skip   [2]  
      n  
      vb   , skips, skipping, skipped  
Informal      short for       skipper   1  

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skip   [3]  
      n  
1    a large open container for transporting building materials, etc.  
2    a cage used as a lift in mines, etc.  
     (C19: variant of skep)  

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skip   [4]  
      n   a college servant, esp. of Trinity College, Dublin  
     (C17: probably shortened from archaic skip-kennel a footman or lackey (from skip1 + kennel2))  

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leap  
      vb   , leaps, leaping, leapt, leaped  
1    intr   to jump suddenly from one place to another  
2    intr; often foll by: at   to move or react quickly  
3    tr   to jump over  
4    to come into prominence rapidly  
the thought leapt into his mind     
5    tr   to cause (an animal, esp. a horse) to jump a barrier  
      n  
6    the act of jumping  
7    a spot from which a leap was or may be made  
8    the distance of a leap  
9    an abrupt change or increase  
10      (Also called (U.S. and Canadian))    skip            (Music)   a relatively large melodic interval, esp. in a solo part  
11    a leap in the dark   an action performed without knowledge of the consequences  
12    by leaps and bounds   with unexpectedly rapid progress  
     (Old English hleapan; related to Gothic hlaupan, German laufen)  
  leaper      n  


skip   [1]  
      vb   , skips, skipping, skipped  
1    when intr, often foll by: over, along, into, etc.   to spring or move lightly, esp. to move by hopping from one foot to the other  
2    intr   to jump over a skipping-rope  
3    to cause (a stone, etc.) to bounce or skim over a surface or (of a stone) to move in this way  
4    to omit (intervening matter), as in passing from one part or subject to another  
he skipped a chapter of the book     
5    intr; foll by: through  
Informal   to read or deal with quickly or superficially  
he skipped through the accounts before dinner     
6    skip it!  
Informal   it doesn't matter!  
7    tr  
Informal   to miss deliberately  
to skip school     
8    tr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to leave (a place) in haste or secrecy  
to skip town     
      n  
9    a skipping movement or gait  
10    the act of passing over or omitting  
11      (Music)     (U.S. and Canadian)      another word for       leap       10     (See also)        skip off  
     (C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse skopa to take a run, obsolete Swedish skuppa to skip)  
skip   [2]  
      n  
      vb   , skips, skipping, skipped  
Informal      short for       skipper   1  
skip   [3]  
      n  
1    a large open container for transporting building materials, etc.  
2    a cage used as a lift in mines, etc.  
     (C19: variant of skep)  
skip   [4]  
      n   a college servant, esp. of Trinity College, Dublin  
     (C17: probably shortened from archaic skip-kennel a footman or lackey (from skip1 + kennel2))  
skip distance  
      n   the shortest distance between a transmitter and a receiver that will permit reception of radio waves of a specified frequency by one reflection from the ionosphere  
skip off  
      vb   intr, adv     (Brit)  
informal   to leave work, school, etc., early or without authorization  
skip-tooth saw  
      n   a saw with alternate teeth absent  
skip zone  
      n   a region surrounding a broadcasting station that cannot receive transmissions either directly or by reflection off the ionosphere  

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skip  


      vb  
1    bob, bounce, caper, cavort, dance, flit, frisk, gambol, hop, prance, trip  
2    eschew, give (something) a miss, leave out, miss out, omit, pass over, skim over  
3      (informal)   bunk off     (slang)   cut     (informal)   dog it or dog off     (dialect)   miss, play truant from, wag     (dialect)  

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