skɪp ; skɪp
move with jumps1 [intransitive] (+ adverb/preposition) to move forwards lightly and quickly making a little jump with each stepShe skipped happily along beside me.Lambs were skipping about in the fields.
jump over rope2 [intransitive] (British English) (North American English jump rope, skip rope) [transitive] to jump over a rope which is held at both ends by yourself or by two other people and is passed again and again over your head and under your feetHe skips for about 20 minutes a day.The girls were skipping in the playground.She likes to skip rope as a warm-up.
not do something3 [transitive] skip something to not do something that you usually do or should doI often skip breakfast altogether. (especially North American English) She decided to skip class that afternoon.4 [transitive, intransitive] to leave out something that would normally be the next thing that you would do, read, etcskip something You can skip the next chapter if you have covered the topic in class.skip over something I skipped over the last part of the book.skip to something I suggest we skip to the last item on the agenda.
change quickly5 [intransitive] + adverb/preposition to move from one place to another or from one subject to another very quicklyShe kept skipping from one topic of conversation to another.
leave secretly6 [transitive] skip something to leave a place secretly or suddenlyThe bombers skipped the country shortly after the blast.
stones7 (British English also skim) [transitive] skip something (across, over, etc. something) to make a flat stone jump across the surface of waterThe boys were skipping stones across the pond.
skip it(informal) used to tell somebody rudely that you do not want to talk about something or repeat what you have said‘What were you saying?’ ‘Oh, skip it!’