move along lightly, stepping from one foot to the other with a hop or bounce:she began to skip down the path
jump over a rope that is held at both ends by oneself or two other people and turned repeatedly over the head and under the feet, as a game or for exercise.
[with object]North American jump over (a rope) as a game or for exercise:the girls had been skipping rope
[with object] jump lightly over:the children used to skip the puddles
[with object] omit (part of a book that one is reading, or a stage in a sequence that one is following):the video manual allows the viewer to skip sections he’s not interested in [no object]:she disliked him so much that she skipped over any articles that mentioned him
[with object] fail to attend or deal with as appropriate; miss:I wanted to skip my English lesson to visit my mothertry not to skip breakfast
move quickly and in an unmethodical way from one point or subject to another:Marian skipped halfheartedly through the book
[with object] informal depart quickly and secretly from:she skipped her home amid rumors of a romance
informal run away; disappear:I’m not giving them a chance to skip off again
(skip it) informal abandon an undertaking, conversation, or activity:after several wrong turns in our journey, we almost decided to skip it
[with object] throw (a stone) so that it ricochets off the surface of water.
a light, bouncing step; a skipping movement:he moved with a strange, dancing skip
Computing an act of passing over part of a sequence of data or instructions.
North American informal a person who defaults or absconds.