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July 17, 2013 - Word of the Day

skip

 

Use the word "skip" when a person doesn't do something. This word is also used for errors and mistakes:

  • He skipped class yesterday.
  • You skipped one of the questions.
  • He skipped the meeting.
  • The storm skipped us.
  • She skipped a grade because she was so smart.
  • The teacher told the students to skip every other line when writing the paragraph.
  • It's not a good idea to skip breakfast.
  • Tom had to skip lunch today because he had an important meeting to attend.
  • Did you skip anything on your grocery list?
  • A scratch on the record caused the needle to skip. (record = a black vinyl disk used for sound recordings before music was digitized)
  • The ball skipped over the hole.

golf ball It skipped over the hole.

The word "skip" is also used to describe a motion that combines running and jumping. Children often skip.

  • The children skipped to the park.
  • She likes to skip rope. She's using a jump rope.

skipping rope

The word "skip" is also part of this expression that's used when saying something is close in distance:

  • The pool isn't very far away. It's just a hop, skip, and a jump from here.

* a hop, skip, and a jump = close

 

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