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. [1913 Webster]

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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