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skirting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; sidestep; evade; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully
  2. verb pass around or about; move along the border
    • The boat skirted the coast
  3. verb form the edge of
  4. verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ; surround.
    • The forest surrounds my property
  5. adjective satellite being all around the edges; enclosing
    • his encircling arms
    • the room's skirting board needs painting

Skirt"ing noun
  1. (Arch.) A skirting board. R.
  2. Skirts, taken collectivelly; material for skirts.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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