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"to skip an event/party/game/meeting/etc."

Meaning: to not attend some event

Similar Expressions
  • He skipped school yesterday.
  • He didn't go to school yesterday.
  • He cut school yesterday.
When do we use it?

We use this phrase to show that a person does not attend an event. Remember that there are many other ways to use the word "skip". This is just one way.

How do we use it?

We can use this phrase in many different ways. It is common to use it in the past tense when telling a story.
  • He got in trouble because he skipped school last week.
  • I skipped the meeting because I was too busy.
  • They skipped the conference and went to dinner instead.
We can also use this phrase in many other ways.
  • I don't want to go to the meeting. Let's skip it.
  • Do you want to skip this?
  • I'm thinking about skipping his birthday party. I don't know him well.
Example English Conversations

A) We need to go to Mary's concert tonight.
B) Can't we skip it?
A) Mary is our friend. We need to go.

A) I am so angry with my son.
B) What did he do?
A) He skipped school.
B) That is really bad.
A) I know. I don't know what to do.

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