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skive

  

      vb   bob off     (Brit. slang)   dodge, gold-brick     (U.S. slang)   idle, malinger, scrimshank     (Brit. military slang)   shirk, skulk, slack, swing the lead  
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skive

  
  ( skives    3rd person present)   ( skiving    present participle)   ( skived    past tense & past participle  ) If you skive, you avoid working, especially by staying away from the place where you should be working.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL      verb  
The company treated me as though I were skiving.      V  
      Skive off means the same as skive., phrasal verb  
`I absolutely hated school,' Rachel says. `I skived off all the time.'...      V P  
Almost everybody's kids skive off school.      V P n  

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skiver, skilled, skip, skin

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