skip: Meaning and Definition of
— v., n. skipped, skip•ping,
- to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.
- to pass from one point, thing, subject, etc., to another, disregarding or omitting what intervenes: He skipped through the book quickly.
- to go away hastily and secretly; flee without notice.
- to be advanced two or more classes or grades at once.
- to ricochet or bounce along a surface: The stone skipped over the lake.
- to jump lightly over: The horse skipped the fence.
- to pass over without reading, noting, acting, etc.: He skipped the bad parts.
- to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of rhythmic actions): My heart skipped a beat.
- to be absent from; avoid attendance at: to skip a school class.
- to send (a missile) ricocheting along a surface.
- to leave hastily and secretly or to flee from (a place): They skipped town.
- to flee or abandon; desert: He skipped out on his wife and two children.
- a skipping movement; a light jump or bounce.
- a gait marked by such jumps.
- a passing from one point or thing to another, with disregard of what intervenes: a quick skip through Europe.
- a melodic interval greater than a second.
- a natural depression below the surface of a planed board.
- a person who has absconded in order to avoid paying debts or meeting other financial responsibilities.
— n., v., skipped, skip•ping.
- the captain of a curling or bowling team.
- to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).
- a metal box for carrying ore, hauled vertically or on an incline.
- skip (Thesaurus)