transitive verb (skived; skiving) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skīfa to slice Date: circa 1825 to cut off (as leather or rubber) in thin layers or pieces ; pare

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  • Skive — has the following meanings: * To skive is British slang for the practice of avoiding responsibilities (particularly work or school) because you want to do something more fun or just don’t want to do what you should be doing. Skiving is usually… …   Wikipedia

  • skive — UK US /skaɪv/ verb [I] (also skive off) UK INFORMAL WORKPLACE ► to do something else when you should be working: » We realized that we could skive without the management noticing. »He was always skiving off and going to the cinema. skiver noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • skive — [ skaıv ] verb intransitive BRITISH INFORMAL to not be at work or school when you should be there ╾ skiv|er noun count ,skive off phrasal verb intransitive or transitive BRITISH INFORMAL skive off something to avoid going to school or work when… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Skive — Skive, v. t. To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skive — Skive, n. [Cf. Icel. sk[=i]fa a shaving, slice, E. shive, sheave.] The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skive — Skive, Stadt in der dän. Provinz Jütland, Amt Viborg, an der Skive Aa, 1 km von ihrer Mündung in den Limfjord, Knotenpunkt der Staatsbahnlinien Lunderskov Langaa und S. Nykjöbing, mit (1906) 5646 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Skive — Skive, dän. Hafenstadt in Jütland, an der Mündung der Skive Aa in den Limfjord, (1901) 4591 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • skive — [skaıv] v also skive off [i]BrE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from French esquiver to get away secretly ] to avoid work or school by staying away or leaving without permission >skiver n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Skive — Skive, Stadt im dänischen Stift Wiborg, am Lijmsiord; hat bedeutende Färberei, Viehmärkte, Handel mit Getreide u. 1100 Ew., welche sich zum großen Theile durch Fischfang nähren …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Skive —   [ sgiːvə], Stadt im westlichen Jütland, Dänemark, Amt Viborg, am inneren Ende des 15 km langen Skivefjords (südlich Bucht des Limfjords), 27 600 Einwohner; Museum (v. a. Bernstein und Grönlandsammlung); Maschinenbau, Holzverarbeitung; Hafen.  … …   Universal-Lexikon

  • skive — Brit. informal ► VERB ▪ avoid work or a duty; shirk. ► NOUN ▪ an instance of shirking. DERIVATIVES skiver noun. ORIGIN perhaps from French esquiver slink away …   English terms dictionary

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