skate over


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skate over

vb (intr, preposition)
1. to cross on or as if on skates
2. to avoid dealing with (a matter) fully
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.skate over - treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
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You may skate over there if you wish," she said, after a pause for consideration, pointing to a deserted spot at the leeward end of the pond, where the ice was too rough for comfortable skating.