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SKIP (skipped, skipping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does skip mean? 

SKIP (noun)
  The noun SKIP has 2 senses:

1. a gait in which steps and hops alternate
2. a mistake resulting from neglect

  Familiarity information: SKIP used as a noun is rare.


SKIP (verb)
  The verb SKIP has 6 senses:

1. bypass
2. intentionally fail to attend
3. jump lightly
4. leave suddenly
5. bound off one point after another
6. cause to skip over a surface

  Familiarity information: SKIP used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SKIP (noun)


Sense 1skip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gait in which steps and hops alternate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("skip" is a kind of...):

gait (a person's manner of walking)


Sense 2skip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mistake resulting from neglect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

omission; skip

Hypernyms ("skip" is a kind of...):

error; fault; mistake (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "skip"):

failure (an unexpected omission)


SKIP (verb)


Sense 1skip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bypass

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

skip over; skip; pass over; jump

Context example:

He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible

Hypernyms (to "skip" is one way to...):

drop; leave out; miss; neglect; omit; overleap; overlook; pretermit (leave undone or leave out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2skip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intentionally fail to attend

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

skip; cut

Context example:

cut class

Hypernyms (to "skip" is one way to...):

miss (fail to attend an event or activity)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "skip"):

bunk off; play hooky (play truant from work or school)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3skip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Jump lightly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hop; hop-skip; skip

Hypernyms (to "skip" is one way to...):

bound; jump; leap; spring (move forward by leaps and bounds)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Also:

skip over (bypass)


Sense 4skip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave suddenly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

vamoose; decamp; skip

Context examples:

She persuaded him to decamp / skip town

Hypernyms (to "skip" is one way to...):

go away; go forth; leave (go away from a place)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 5skip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bound off one point after another

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bound off; skip

Hypernyms (to "skip" is one way to...):

bounce; bound; rebound; recoil; resile; reverberate; ricochet; spring; take a hop (spring back; spring away from an impact)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 6skip [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to skip over a surface

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

skitter; skim; skip

Context example:

Skip a stone across the pond

Hypernyms (to "skip" is one way to...):

throw (project through the air)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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