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v. skipped, skip·ping, skips
a. To move by hopping on one foot and then the other.
b. To leap lightly about.
2. To bounce over or be deflected from a surface; skim or ricochet: threw the stone so it skipped over the water.
3. To pass from point to point, omitting or disregarding what intervenes: skipped through the list hurriedly; skipping over the dull passages in the novel.
4. To be promoted in school beyond the next regular class or grade.
5. Informal To leave hastily; abscond: skipped out of town.
6. To misfire. Used of an engine.
1. To leap or jump lightly over: skip rope.
a. To pass over without mentioning; omit: skipped the minor details of the story.
b. To miss or omit as one in a series: My heart skipped a beat.
3. To cause to bounce lightly over a surface; skim.
4. To be promoted beyond (the next grade or level).
5. Informal To leave hastily: The fugitive skipped town.
6. Informal To fail to attend: We skipped science class again.
1. A leaping or jumping movement, especially a gait in which hops and steps alternate.
2. An act of passing over something; an omission.
3. A control mechanism on an audio or video player that interrupts the playing of a recording and advances or reverses to the beginning of the nearest chapter, track, or other division.

[Middle English skippen, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

skip′pa·ble adj.

skip 2

n. Chiefly British
A container for receiving, transporting, and dumping waste materials.

[Variant of skep (in its earlier meaning, basket).]


able to be skipped or omitted
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Twenty-nine percent of consumers globally said they were less likely to skip, and pay more attention to, online video ads that offer rewards, and they were most receptive to skippable and click-to-play ad formats that provide control over what they see.
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The references to office culture and equality are an exciting addition, especially when injected with Hesketh's sarcasm and charm, but there's far too many skippable tracks for Working Girl to stand proud against the rest of her back catalogue.