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But the minute we started to skip out the professor says, "No, you don't!"

I skip it all, the renewed greetings, the hospitality, the noise.

Cal'late Lulie forgot that when she told him to skip out that way.

Sometimes I have half a mind to skip off and do my wooing myself.

On reaching the top of the brow, she began to skip and run where the road descends by Folieu.

Skip and I heard it purring when we first came in here this afternoon.

Smith had provided many courses and it was impossible to skip any of them.

“I skip to the house of the rich man at the top of the hill,” said the pot.

“I skip to the barn of the rich man at the top of the hill,” said the little pot.

You 'd read it if in the "Morning Post," but I'm afraid you'd skip it from me.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to spring lightly," also "to jump over," probably from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse skopa "to take a run," Middle Swedish skuppa "to skip, leap," from Proto-Germanic *skupan (cf. Middle Swedish skuppa, dialectal Swedish skopa "to skip, leap"). Related: Skipped; skipping.

Meaning "omit intervening parts" first recorded late 14c. Meaning "fail to attend" is from 1905. Meaning "to cause to skip or bound" is from 1680s. The custom of skipping rope has been traced to 17c.; it was commonly done by boys as well as girls until late 19c.

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