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Definition of 'skirt'


  1. cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  2. a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
  3. informal terms for a (young) woman
       Synonyms: dame doll wench chick bird


  1. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
       Synonyms: hedge fudge evade put off circumvent parry elude dodge duck sidestep
  2. pass around or about; move along the border; "The boat skirted the coast"
  3. form the edge of
  4. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
       Synonyms: surround border

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