Find the word definition

Crossword clues for skipped

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Skip \Skip\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skipped; p. pr. & vb. n. Skipping.] [OE. skippen, of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. skopa run, skoppa to spin like a top, OSw. & dial. Sw. skimmpa to run, skimpa, skompa, to hop, skip; or Ir. sgiob to snatch, Gael. sgiab to start or move suddenly, to snatch, W. ysgipio to snatch.]

  1. To leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; -- commonly implying a sportive spirit.

    The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?

    So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically.

  2. Fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking, or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing; -- often followed by over.


vb. (en-past of: skip)

  1. n. a gait in which steps and hops alternate

  2. a mistake resulting from neglect [syn: omission]

  3. [also: skipping, skipped]

  1. v. bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible" [syn: jump, pass over, skip over]

  2. intentionally fail to attend; "cut class" [syn: cut]

  3. jump lightly [syn: hop, hop-skip]

  4. leave suddenly; "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town" [syn: decamp, vamoose]

  5. bound off one point after another [syn: bound off]

  6. cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond" [syn: skim, skitter]

  7. [also: skipping, skipped]


See skip

Usage examples of "skipped".

Last week in the paper there had been a story he almost skipped right over about single fathers, and then he realized t ihat he was a single father.

Going back to the one we left over a year ago, when we first skipped to Phoenix from Earth, is really out of the question.

Rraey battle cruiser firing on a CDF cruiser as it skipped into Coral space.

Has sleep been disrupted, a nap skipped, bedtime delayed, or an early awakening occurred?

When Frisky heard him calling he just laughed and skipped up the trunk of the tree, with Jasper and his wife chasing him.

And as he skipped away he heard Uncle Sammy Coon laugh heartily--just as though something had amused him.