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1‘she began to skip down the path’
caper, prance, trip, dance, bound, jump, leap, spring, hop, bounce, gambol, frisk, romp, cavort, bob
2‘if you don't mind, I'd rather we skipped the biographical stuff’
omit, leave out, miss out, dispense with, do without, pass over, bypass, skim over, steer clear of, disregard, ignore
informal give something a miss
3‘I skipped school to visit my mother’
fail to attend, play truant from, miss, absent oneself from, take French leave from
North American cut
British informal skive off, wag
North American informal play hookey from, goof off
Australian NZ informal play the wag from
4‘I'll skip through the magazine first’
glance at, have a quick look at, flick through, flip through, leaf through, scan, run one's eye over
5‘I'm not giving them a chance to skip off again’
run off, run away, do a disappearing act, make off, take off
informal beat it, clear off, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, fly the coop, do a fade
British informal do a runner, do a bunk, scarper
North American informal light out, cut out, take a powder
Australian informal go through, shoot through
informal, vulgar slang bugger off
stay, stay put
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