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American English: /skɪp/
British English: /skɪp/

noun

  • (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 path
    iba brincando or dando saltitos por el camino
    1.2 (with rope) (British English) skip1 3 2
    Example 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.
    1.3 (go) See examples: I'd just skipped out to Nancy's
    había salido un momentito a casa de Nancy
    we skipped over to Paris for a couple of days
    nos hicimos una escapada a París a pasar un par de días
    Example sentences
    • 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 subject
    el escritor salta de un tema a otro
    to skip over something
    saltarse or (River Plate area) saltearse algo
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    saltarse
    saltearse (River Plate area)
    I think I'll skip dinner today
    creo que hoy no voy a cenar or [colloquial] voy a pasar de cenar
    you mustn't skip any meals
    no debes saltarte or (River Plate area) saltearte ninguna comida
    I think I'll skip dessert/the first course
    creo que no voy a comer postre/el primer plato
    creo que voy a pasar del postre/del primer plato [colloquial]
    his heart skipped a beat
    le dio un vuelco el corazón
    skip it! [colloquial]
    ¡déjalo!
    ¡olvídalo!
    1.2 (not attend)
    (class/meeting)
    faltar a
    Example 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.
  • 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.

Phrasal verbs

skip off

verb + adverb
[colloquial]
largarse [colloquial]

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There are 3 main translations of skip in Spanish:

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skip 2
Pronunciation: / skɪp /American English: /skɪp/
British English: /skɪp/

noun

(British English)
  • 1 (container)
    (para escombros, basura etc)
    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.

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skip 3
American English: /skɪp/
British English: /skɪp/

noun

  • (especially British English) skipper

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