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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.skive - remove the surface of; "skive leather"
shave - touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing"
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

skive

[ˈskaɪv] (British) vitirer au flanc
skive off
(British)
vt fus [+ lesson] → sécher
to skive off school → sécher les cours
visécher les cours
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

skive

[skaɪv] vi (Brit) (fam) → fare il/la lavativo/a
to skive off → svignarsela, filarsela
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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