skip

When you skip, you do a little hop from foot to foot as you move along. It's pretty common to see little kids skip down the sidewalk or across the playground.

While a happy, running hop is one kind of skip, you can also use this verb to mean "pass up" or "pass over." You might arrive late to the movies and skip the trailers at the beginning, or skip the bread basket at a restaurant so you have room for dessert later. The earliest meaning of skip, from the 1300's, is "to spring lightly," from the Old Norse root word skopa.

Definitions of skip
1

v jump lightly

Synonyms:
hop, hop-skip
Type of:
bound, jump, leap, spring
move forward by leaps and bounds

v cause to skip over a surface

Skip a stone across the pond”
Synonyms:
skim, skitter
Type of:
throw
propel through the air

v bound off one point after another

Synonyms:
bound off
Type of:
bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop
spring back; spring away from an impact

v bypass

“He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible”
Synonyms:
jump, pass over, skip over
Type of:
drop, leave out, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit
leave undone or leave out

v leave suddenly

skip town”
Synonyms:
decamp, vamoose
Type of:
go away, go forth, leave
go away from a place

v intentionally fail to attend

Synonyms:
cut
Types:
bunk off, play hooky
play truant from work or school
Type of:
miss
fail to attend an event or activity

n a gait in which steps and hops alternate

Type of:
gait
a person's manner of walking

n a mistake resulting from neglect

Synonyms:
omission
Types:
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failure
an unexpected omission
dashing hopes, disappointment
an act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone
breach
a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
copout
a failure to face some difficulty squarely
Type of:
error, fault, mistake
a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

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