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skip 1

 (skĭp)
v. skipped, skip·ping, skips
v.intr.
1.
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.
v.tr.
1. To leap or jump lightly over: skip rope.
2.
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.
n.
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

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

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

skipping

(ˈskɪpɪŋ)
n
(Games, other than specified) the act of jumping over a rope that is held and swung either by the person jumping or by two other people, as a game or for exercise
Translations

skipping

[ˈskɪpɪŋ]
A. Ncomba f
B. CPD skipping rope N (Brit) → cuerda f, comba f

skipping

[ˈskɪpɪŋ] n (with rope)saut m à la cordeskipping rope n (British)corde f à sauterskip rope n (US)corde f à sauterski resort nstation f de sports d'hiver

skipping

nSeilhüpfen nt, → Seilspringen nt

skipping

[ˈskɪpɪŋ] nsalto della corda
References in classic literature ?
I shall never `go and marry' anyone," observed Meg, walking on with great dignity while the others followed, laughing, whispering, skipping stones, and `behaving like children', as Meg said to herself, though she might have been tempted to join them if she had not had her best dress on.
The well-known crack of a rifle, whose ball came skipping along the placid surface of the strait, and a shrill yell from the island, interrupted his speech, and announced that their passage was discovered.
So she drew her mother away, skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically among the hillocks of the dead people, like a creature that had nothing in common with a bygone and buried generation, nor owned herself akin to it.
said Rosa, a bright, piquant little quadroon who came skipping down stairs at this moment.
There was pap looking wild, and skipping around every which way and yelling about snakes.
Jim came skipping out at the gate with a tin pail, and singing Buffalo Gals.
The interest and curiosity in Mistress Mary's face delighted her, and she went on skipping and counted as she skipped until she had reached a hundred.
cried old Fezziwig, skipping down from the high desk, with wonderful agility.
So, I changed my excuse into an acceptance - the few words I had uttered, serving for the beginning of either - and we went along Cheapside and slanted off to Little Britain, while the lights were springing up brilliantly in the shop windows, and the street lamp-lighters, scarcely finding ground enough to plant their ladders on in the midst of the afternoon's bustle, were skipping up and down and running in and out, opening more red eyes in the gathering fog than my rushlight tower at the Hummums had opened white eyes in the ghostly wall.
Ha, Miss Nancy," he continued, suddenly skipping to Nancy's side, "you won't forget your promise?
Agatha, having finished her book by dint of extensive skipping, proceeded to study pathology from a volume of clinical lectures.
And I thought how Captain Smollett would have set them skipping.