- (jump)saltito (masculine)Example sentences
- It was as if everyone in the world had a skip to their step today, and it was contagious, as good moods often are.
- Spend time doing things that put a skip in your step, a grin on your face, some glory in your life story.
- Fall is the season when you come alive, and right now the equinox is putting a frisky skip in your step.
intransitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (move lightly and quickly) See examples: he skipped along the path1.2 (with rope) (British English) → skip1 3 2iba brincando or dando saltitos por el caminoExample sentences1.3 (go) See examples: I'd just skipped out to Nancy's
we skipped over to Paris for a couple of dayshabía salido un momentito a casa de Nancynos hicimos una escapada a París a pasar un par de díasExample sentences
- Except for the rope skipping, all exercises are the same, so read the form tips in the intermediate workout.
- Twenty minutes of skipping is hard work, so I like to intersperse skipping with endurance exercises.
- Other good bone-building exercises are skipping, aerobics and brisk walking.
- I yell at the frisky types skipping along the deep gold sand.
- He gestured towards a small antelope skipping along parallel to us.
- Mr Black bounced in, skipping like a four-year-old being taken to a party.
- 2 (in writing, speaking, reading) the writer skips (about) from subject to subjectto skip over somethingel escritor salta de un tema a otrosaltarse or (River Plate area) saltearse algoExample sentences
- In fact, he nearly skipped the whole book, but for two or three pages at the end.
- Some of the details presented of Jerry's career are skipped over.
- I got out my calculator and my math book and skipped over a song on my CD.
- But even as he skips over subjects and themes, Kureishi has always returned to his own life for inspiration.
- Today's post could be accused of being without focus and skipping from one subject to the next.
- Thus, what you get for your hard-earned then is an all too brief account, with highlights that skip too quickly from one sport to the next.
- 3 (depart)(American English) [colloquial]largarse [colloquial]Example sentences
- But as soon as he decides to skip off to another country to make a movie, everyone decides that they actually liked Woody Allen all along.
- So the vacuous Shoreditchers inevitably skip off into the sunset together with that Winkleman terror snapping at their heels.
- Are the Germans really going to skip off into the dusk, like the Italians did, and leave the Spanish to sweep up all the riches Europe has to offer?
transitive verb -pp-
- 1 1.1 (omit)(page/chapter)I think I'll skip dinner todaysaltarsesaltearse (River Plate area)you mustn't skip any mealscreo que hoy no voy a cenar or [colloquial] voy a pasar de cenarI think I'll skip dessert/the first courseno debes saltarte or (River Plate area) saltearte ninguna comidahis heart skipped a beatcreo que no voy a comer postre/el primer platocreo que voy a pasar del postre/del primer plato [colloquial]skip it! [colloquial]le dio un vuelco el corazón1.2 (not attend)¡déjalo!¡olvídalo!(class/meeting)faltar aExample sentences
- Teams of officers are hunting them after they skipped bail and failed to attend court.
- After all, some of them had to have skipped class to attend the sit-in.
- But with all of the food you guys provide us here, it's really no big deal to skip a meal or two.
- 2 (jump) (American English) to skip ropeExample sentences
- One girl executes cool maneuvers on her own; but she is also skipping a large rope held by two pairs of pals, one stacked on the other.
- She couldn't skip rope because it wasn't ladylike.
- The people in this school can't skip a rope even if it's lying on the floor.
- 3to skip town (leave) (American English)Example sentences
- It's not even that I secretly skip the horrid hair washing bath night.
- Well he did intend to but couldn't think how to so the thought quickly skipped his mind.
- Once out, he skipped town, missing his court appearance.
- 1 (container)Example sentences
- The council may be able to assist those involved by providing skips, refuse sacks, gloves and litter pickers.
- Rubbish littered the site, along with burned-out cars and refuse skips, huge piles of Tarmac and garden rubbish and gas cylinders.
- The skip containers will be used mainly for garden refuse and rubbish which does not generally fit in the normal green drums.
- 2 (cage)Example sentences
- The excavator was sitting at the top of the hole, so it could lower a skip down for the mini digger to fill, when it toppled over.
- The excavator had been lowering a skip to the bottom of the hole when it tipped over the edge and tumbled down.
- A skip being lowered from a crane was seen to come close to the group of men laying tiles.
- (especially British English) → skipper
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