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skive 1

 (skīv)
tr.v. skived, skiv·ing, skives
To cut thin layers off (leather or rubber, for example); pare.

[Of Scandinavian origin; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

skive 2

 (skīv)
intr.v. skived, skiv·ing, skives Chiefly British Slang
To avoid work or duty; shirk.

[Perhaps from French esquiver, to dodge (from Spanish, esquivar or Italian, eschivare, both ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old English scēoh, shy) or from English dialectal skive, to move quickly.]

skive

(skaɪv)
vb
(Tanning) (tr) to shave or remove the surface of (leather)
[C19: from Old Norse skifa; related to English dialect shive a slice of bread]

skive

(skaɪv)
vb
informal (when: intr, often foll by off) Brit to evade (work or responsibility)
[C20: of unknown origin]

skive

(skaɪv)

v.t. skived, skiv•ing.
1. to split or cut, as leather, into layers or slices.
2. to shave, as hides.
[1815–25; probably < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse skīfa slice]

skive


Past participle: skived
Gerund: skiving

Imperative
skive
skive
Present
I skive
you skive
he/she/it skives
we skive
you skive
they skive
Preterite
I skived
you skived
he/she/it skived
we skived
you skived
they skived
Present Continuous
I am skiving
you are skiving
he/she/it is skiving
we are skiving
you are skiving
they are skiving
Present Perfect
I have skived
you have skived
he/she/it has skived
we have skived
you have skived
they have skived
Past Continuous
I was skiving
you were skiving
he/she/it was skiving
we were skiving
you were skiving
they were skiving
Past Perfect
I had skived
you had skived
he/she/it had skived
we had skived
you had skived
they had skived
Future
I will skive
you will skive
he/she/it will skive
we will skive
you will skive
they will skive
Future Perfect
I will have skived
you will have skived
he/she/it will have skived
we will have skived
you will have skived
they will have skived
Future Continuous
I will be skiving
you will be skiving
he/she/it will be skiving
we will be skiving
you will be skiving
they will be skiving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skiving
you have been skiving
he/she/it has been skiving
we have been skiving
you have been skiving
they have been skiving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skiving
you will have been skiving
he/she/it will have been skiving
we will have been skiving
you will have been skiving
they will have been skiving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skiving
you had been skiving
he/she/it had been skiving
we had been skiving
you had been skiving
they had been skiving
Conditional
I would skive
you would skive
he/she/it would skive
we would skive
you would skive
they would skive
Past Conditional
I would have skived
you would have skived
he/she/it would have skived
we would have skived
you would have skived
they would have skived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.skive - remove the surface of; "skive leather"
shave - touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing"

skive

verb (Brit. informal) slack, idle, shirk, dodge, skulk, malinger, swing the lead, gold-brick (U.S. slang), bob off (Brit. slang), bludge (Austral. & N.Z. informal), scrimshank (Brit. military slang) The company treated me as though I were skiving.
Translations
ulít se z práce
pjække
lintsata
zabušavati
仕事をサボる
의무를 저버리다
skolka
หนีงาน
trốn tránh trách nhiệm

skive

[skaɪv] (Brit)
A. VI (= not work) → gandulear, haraganear; (= disappear) → escabullirse, escaquearse, rajarse (LAm)
B. N to be on the skive; have a good skivegandulear, no hacer nada
skive off
A. VI + ADV (Brit) (= not work) → gandulear, haraganear; (= disappear) → escabullirse, escaquearse, rajarse (LAm)
B. VI + PREP to skive off schoolhacer novillos, hacer la rabona

skive

[ˈskaɪv] (British) vitirer au flanc
skive off
(British)
vt fus [+ lesson] → sécher
to skive off school → sécher les cours
visécher les cours

skive

(Brit inf)
n to be on the skiveblaumachen (inf); (from school etc) → schwänzen (inf); to have a good skivesich (dat)einen schönen Tag machen (inf), → sich vor der Arbeit drücken
viblaumachen (inf); (from school etc) → schwänzen (inf)

skive

[skaɪv] vi (Brit) (fam) → fare il/la lavativo/a
to skive off → svignarsela, filarsela

skive

يَهْجُرُ ulít se z práce pjække drücken (sich) λουφάρω faltar a clase, gandulear lintsata tirer au flanc zabušavati schivare 仕事をサボる 의무를 저버리다 drukken (zich) splitte lenić się baldar-se, evitar trabalhar увиливать skolka หนีงาน kaytarmak trốn tránh trách nhiệm 逃避劳动
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Because they don't want to have an interruption in the smooth surface and because it is necessary for the airbag to deploy efficiently, they skive the perimeter of the door opening in the back of the leather such that when the bag deploys the skiving has sufficiently prepared the leather so that it pops out of the way as the bag breaks through.