Today’s English word of the day is: skip. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘skip’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
skip (+ adverb/preposition): to move forward lightly and quickly, making a little jump with each step
American English Pronunciation: /skɪp/
😍: I love the last day of school! I wait for my kids on the porch, and they come skipping home with smiles on their faces, ready for summer.
😄: That’s so cute! It’s moments like that that make me want to have kids!
😟: I hope Pete isn’t too upset about getting laid off.
😘: I don’t think so. I saw him skipping down the hall when he left. I think he’s been wanting to move on for a while, and this just gave him the push he needed.
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
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THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary