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English

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to skip

Third person singular
skip

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to skip (third-person singular simple present skip, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (intransitive) To move by hopping on alternate feet.
    She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.
  2. (intransitive) To leap about lightly.
  3. (intransitive) To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
    The rock will skip across the pond.
  4. (transitive) To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
    I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.
  5. (transitive) To omit or disregard (some item or stage).
    My heart will skip a beat.
    I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.
  6. To place an item in a skip.
  7. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
    Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.

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Noun

A skip (2) and hauling vehicle

Singular
skip

Plural
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  1. A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
  2. (Australia) (UK) An open-topped rubbish bin, ranging in size from perhaps 1.5x1.5 metres up to 6x3 metres, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents. See also skep.
  3. (Australia) (slang) An Australian person of Anglo-Celtic descent. Used by people of southern European descent (those who the "skips" in turn call "wogs"), not used by Anglo Australians themselves. Usually taken to be from Skippy the Bush Kangaroo and not of itself insulting (though might be used as such).
    2001: Effie: How did you find the second, the defacto, and what nationality is she?
    Barber: She is Australian.
    Effie: Is she? Gone for a skip. You little radical you.

    Mary Coustas as her character Effie, TV series Effie: Just Quietly, 2001, episode Nearest and Dearest
  4. (curling)The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks
  5. Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship.

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Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse skip.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ʃiːp]

Noun

skip n.

  1. ship

Declension

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skip skipið skip skipini
Accusative skip skipið skip skipini
Dative skipi skipinum skipum skipunum
Genitive skips skipsins skipa skipanna

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse skip.

Pronunciation

Noun

skip n.

  1. ship, boat

Declension

n-s Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative skip skipið skip skipin
Accusative skip skipið skip skipin
Dative skipi skipinu skipum skipunum
Genitive skips skipsins skipa skipanna

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Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse skip. Cognate with Danish skib, Swedish skepp, Icelandic skip, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip), German Schiff, Dutch schip, and English ship.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʃiːp/

Noun

skip n.

  1. ship

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References

  • skip” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *skipa-, whence also Old English scip (English ship), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐍀 (skip).

Noun

skip n.

  1. ship

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