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Skipping Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    skip n
  1. a gait in which steps and hops alternate
  2. a mistake resulting from neglect [syn: omission] v
  3. bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible" [syn: jump, pass over, skip over}]
  4. intentionally fail to attend; "cut class" [syn: cut]
  5. jump lightly [syn: hop, hop-skip]
  6. leave suddenly; "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town" [syn: decamp, vamoose]
  7. bound off one point after another [syn: bound off]
  8. cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond" [syn: skim, skitter] [also: skipping, skipped]
Skipping Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    skipping See skip
Skipping Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Skip \Skip\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Skipping.] [OE. skippen, of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. skopa run, skoppa to spin like a top, OSw. & dial. Sw. skimmpa to run, skimpa, skompa, to hop, skip; or Ir. sgiob to snatch, Gael. sgiab to start or move suddenly, to snatch, W. ysgipio to snatch.]
  1. To leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; -- commonly implying a sportive spirit. The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? --Pope. So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically. --Hawthorne.
  2. Fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking, or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing; -- often followed by over.
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  • Skipping rope: Skipping rope (British English ) or jump rope (American English ) is the primary tool used in the game of skipping played by child ren and ...

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