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 for Skipping
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.
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              The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day,
              Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? --Pope.
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              So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and
              frisking fantastically.               --Hawthorne.
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     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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