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.
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.
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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July 17, 2013