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Frolic vs. Skip — What's the Difference?

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Frolic

Play or move about in a cheerful and lively way
Edward frolicked on the sand

Skip

Move along lightly, stepping from one foot to the other with a hop or bounce
She began to skip down the path

Frolic

A playful and lively movement or activity
His injuries were inflicted by the frolics of a young filly

Skip

Jump over a rope which is held at both ends by oneself or two other people and turned repeatedly over the head and under the feet, as a game or for exercise
Training was centred on running and skipping

Frolic

Cheerful, merry, or playful
A thousand forms of frolic life
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Skip

Omit (part of a book that one is reading, or a stage in a sequence that one is following)
The video manual allows the viewer to skip sections he's not interested in

Frolic

Playful behavior or merriment
Fun and frolic.

Skip

Fail to attend or deal with as appropriate; miss
Try not to skip breakfast
I wanted to skip my English lesson to visit my mother

Frolic

A playful movement or act.

Skip

Throw (a stone) so that it ricochets off the surface of water
They skipped stones across the creek

Frolic

A sexual act or encounter
"his frolics with silver screen divas" (Michael Blaine).

Skip

Act as skip of (a side)
They lost to another Stranraer team, skipped by Peter Wilson

Frolic

To move about or behave playfully; romp
Dogs frolicking in the park.

Skip

A light, bouncing step; a skipping movement
He moved with a strange, dancing skip

Frolic

To engage in lovemaking.

Skip

An act of passing over part of a sequence of data or instructions.

Frolic

Merry.

Skip

A person who is missing, especially one who has defaulted on a debt.

Frolic

Merry, joyous, full of mirth; later especially, frolicsome, sportive, full of playful mischief.

Skip

A large transportable open-topped container for building and other refuse
I've salvaged a carpet from a skip

Frolic

Free; liberal; bountiful; generous.

Skip

A cage or bucket in which men or materials are lowered and raised in mines and quarries.

Frolic

(intransitive) To make merry; to have fun; to romp; to behave playfully and uninhibitedly.
We saw the lambs frolicking in the meadow.

Skip

The captain or director of a side at bowls or curling.

Frolic

To cause to be merry.

Skip

To move by hopping on one foot and then the other.

Frolic

Gaiety; merriment.

Skip

To leap lightly about.

Frolic

A playful antic.

Skip

To bounce over or be deflected from a surface; skim or ricochet
Threw the stone so it skipped over the water.

Frolic

A social gathering.

Skip

To pass from point to point, omitting or disregarding what intervenes
Skipped through the list hurriedly.
Skipping over the dull passages in the novel.

Frolic

Full of levity; dancing, playing, or frisking about; full of pranks; frolicsome; gay; merry.
The frolic wind that breathes the spring.
The gay, the frolic, and the loud.

Skip

To be promoted in school beyond the next regular class or grade.

Frolic

A wild prank; a flight of levity, or of gayety and mirth.
He would be at his frolic once again.

Skip

(Informal) To leave hastily; abscond
Skipped out of town.

Frolic

A scene of gayety and mirth, as in lively play, or in dancing; a merrymaking.

Skip

To misfire. Used of an engine.

Frolic

To play wild pranks; to play tricks of levity, mirth, and gayety; to indulge in frolicsome play; to sport.
Hither, come hither, and frolic and play.

Skip

To leap or jump lightly over
Skip rope.

Frolic

Gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement;
It was all done in play
Their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly

Skip

To pass over without mentioning; omit
Skipped the minor details of the story.

Frolic

Play boisterously;
The children frolicked in the garden
The gamboling lambs in the meadows
The toddlers romped in the playroom

Skip

To miss or omit as one in a series
My heart skipped a beat.

Skip

To cause to bounce lightly over a surface; skim.

Skip

To be promoted beyond (the next grade or level).

Skip

(Informal) To leave hastily
The fugitive skipped town.

Skip

(Informal) To fail to attend
We skipped science class again.

Skip

A leaping or jumping movement, especially a gait in which hops and steps alternate.

Skip

An act of passing over something; an omission.

Skip

A control mechanism on an audio or video player that interrupts the playing of a recording and advances or reverses to the beginning of the nearest chapter, track, or other division.

Skip

A container for receiving, transporting, and dumping waste materials.

Skip

(intransitive) To move by hopping on alternate feet.
She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.

Skip

(intransitive) To leap about lightly.

Skip

(intransitive) To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
The rock will skip across the pond.

Skip

(transitive) To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.

Skip

(transitive) To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
My heart will skip a beat.
I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.

Skip

Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.

Skip

To leave, especially in a sudden and covert manner.
To skip the country
A customer who skipped town without paying her hotel bill

Skip

To leap lightly over.
To skip the rope

Skip

To jump rope.
The girls were skipping in the playground.

Skip

To pass by a stitch as if it were not there, continuing with the next stitch.

Skip

(printing) To have insufficient ink transfer.

Skip

To place an item in a skip (etymology 2, sense 1).

Skip

A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.

Skip

The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.

Skip

(music) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.

Skip

A person who attempts to disappear so as not to be found.

Skip

(radio) skywave propagation

Skip

A large open-topped container for waste, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to remove it along with its contents. see also skep.

Skip

(mining) A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.

Skip

(steelmaking) A skip car.

Skip

A skep, or basket, such as a creel or a handbasket.

Skip

A wheeled basket used in cotton factories.

Skip

(sugar manufacture) A charge of syrup in the pans.

Skip

A beehive.

Skip

Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.

Skip

(specially) The captain of a sports team. Also, a form of address by the team to the captain.

Skip

(curling) The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.

Skip

(bowls) The captain of a bowls team, who directs the team's tactics and rolls the side's last wood, so as to be able to retrieve a difficult situation if necessary.

Skip

The scoutmaster of a troop of scouts (youth organization) and their form of address to him.

Skip

An Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent.

Skip

A college servant.

Skip

A basket. See Skep.

Skip

A basket on wheels, used in cotton factories.

Skip

An iron bucket, which slides between guides, for hoisting mineral and rock.

Skip

A charge of sirup in the pans.

Skip

A beehive; a skep.

Skip

A light leap or bound.

Skip

The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.

Skip

A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.

Skip

To leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; - commonly implying a sportive spirit.
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day,Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?
So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically.

Skip

Fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking, or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing; - often followed by over.

Skip

To leap lightly over; as, to skip the rope.

Skip

To pass over or by without notice; to omit; to miss; as, to skip a line in reading; to skip a lesson.
They who have a mind to see the issue may skip these two chapters.

Skip

To cause to skip; as, to skip a stone.

Skip

A gait in which steps and hops alternate

Skip

A mistake resulting from neglect

Skip

Bypass;
He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible

Skip

Intentionally fail to attend;
Cut class

Skip

Jump lightly

Skip

Leave suddenly;
She persuaded him to decamp
Skip town

Skip

Bound off one point after another

Skip

Cause to skip over a surface;
Skip a stone across the pond

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