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Dictionary definition for: Skirt

1. (n) cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

4. (v) pass around or about; move along the border; "The boat skirted the coast"

5. (n) informal terms for a (young) woman

6. (v) form the edge of

7. (v) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"

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