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Definition of "skive" [skive]

  • To cut thin layers off (leather or rubber, for example); pare. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skive" in a sentence
  • "After his family moved from a home close to Parkhead to a flat near Ibrox, Dalglish befriended a young Rangers player called Alex Miller and it was not unknown for him to skive off school in order to hang around the club before cadging favours from a senior pro."
  • "Of course the rehab place, unlike the hospital, makes H do this routinely, and he tries, often successfully, to skive at home."
  • "More From The Times Britons to skive off work for Murray semi."