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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 ?
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.
"It is a wondrous thing how fleet'Twas on those little silver feet, With what a pretty skipping grace It oft would challenge me the race, And when't had left me far away'Twould stay, and run again, and stay; For it was nimbler much than hinds, And trod as if on the four winds.
Consider the great variety of truthful and delicate thought in the few lines we have quotedthe wonder of the little maiden at the fleetness of her favorite-the "little silver feet"--the fawn challenging his mistress to a race with "a pretty skipping grace," running on before, and then, with head turned back, awaiting her approach only to fly from it again-can we not distinctly perceive all these things?
Jim came skipping out at the gate with a tin pail, and singing Buffalo Gals.
Bertran called him when he was come to look on the tenth day, und Bimi come skipping along der beach und making noises, mit a long piece of Nack hair in his hands.
About midnight in they came, dancing and skipping, hopped round the room, and then went to sit down to their work as usual; but when they saw the clothes lying for them, they laughed and chuckled, and seemed mightily delighted.
Share and share alike." And he smote Little John across the shoulders so that he sent him skipping half across the road.
Walking among the sleeping birds in the hedges, watching the skipping rabbits on a moonlit warren, or standing under a pheasant-laden bough, she looked upon herself as a figure of Guilt intruding into the haunts of Innocence.
The big hype at the moment seems to be skipping. It's not exactly new and I'm sure most people will have tried it at some point in their lives - but it is effective.
Eating breakfast has countless benefits whereas skipping it, might land you in trouble.
Each year, the Skipping Stones Honor Awards recognize outstanding multicultural, international, and nature awareness books, and teaching resources.
We now have robust data showing that skipping breakfast is linked to health risks, including problems in blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.