skive off

skive off
Verb. Meaning the same as 'skive' (verb).

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • skive off — ˌskive ˈoff [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they skive off he/she/it skives off present participle skiving off past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • skive off — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms skive off : present tense I/you/we/they skive off he/she/it skives off present participle skiving off past tense skived off past participle skived off British informal skive off something to avoid …   English dictionary

  • skive off sth — UK US skive off sth Phrasal Verb with skive({{}}/skaɪv/ verb [I] (also skive off) UK INFORMAL WORKPLACE ► to not go to work, school, etc. when you should: skive off work/school »It s easy to exaggerate an illness in order to skive off work …   Financial and business terms

  • skive off — vb British to avoid work or duty, malinger. Skive is either from the obscure verb in standard English meaning to shave off (pieces of leather), from the Old Norse skifa, meaning to slice, or from another unre corded dialect term. It has been… …   Contemporary slang

  • skive off — v. avoid work or responsibilities; shirk …   English slang

  • skive — UK US /skaɪv/ verb [I] (also skive off) UK INFORMAL WORKPLACE ► to do something else when you should be working: » We realized that we could skive without the management noticing. »He was always skiving off and going to the cinema. skiver noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • skive — [ skaıv ] verb intransitive BRITISH INFORMAL to not be at work or school when you should be there ╾ skiv|er noun count ,skive off phrasal verb intransitive or transitive BRITISH INFORMAL skive off something to avoid going to school or work when… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skive — [skaıv] v also skive off [i]BrE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from French esquiver to get away secretly ] to avoid work or school by staying away or leaving without permission >skiver n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skive — [[t]ska͟ɪv[/t]] skives, skiving, skived VERB If you skive, you avoid working, especially by staying away from the place where you should be working. [BRIT, INFORMAL] The company treated me as though I were skiving. Derived words: skiver plural N… …   English dictionary

  • skive — UK [skaɪv] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms skive : present tense I/you/we/they skive he/she/it skives present participle skiving past tense skived past participle skived British informal to not be at work or school when you should be there He …   English dictionary

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