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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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? --Pope.
So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and
frisking fantastically. --Hawthorne.
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.
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