I. verb (skipped; skipping) Etymology: Middle English skippen, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skopa to hop Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to move or proceed with leaps and bounds or with a skip b. to bound off one point after another ; ricochet 2. to leave hurriedly or secretly <
skipped out without paying their bill
3. a. to pass over or omit an interval, item, or step b. to omit a grade in school in advancing to the next c. misfire 1 transitive verb 1. a. to pass over without notice or mention ; omit <
skipped her name
b. to pass by or leave out (a step in a progression or series) 2. a. to cause to skip (a grade in school) b. to cause to bound or skim over a surface <
skip a stone across a pond
3. to leap over lightly and nimbly 4. a. to depart from quickly and secretly <
skipped town
b. to fail to attend or participate in <
skip the tournament
skip the meeting
skippable adjective II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a light bounding step b. a gait composed of alternating hops and steps 2. an act of omission or the thing omitted III. noun Etymology: short for 2skipper Date: 1830 1. the captain of a side in a game (as curling or lawn bowling) who advises the team as to the play and controls the action 2. skipper II IV. transitive verb (skipped; skipping) Date: 1900 to act as skipper of

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