Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb skirt

4 senses of skirt

Sense 1
hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep -- (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")
       => avoid -- (stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her")

Sense 2
skirt -- (pass around or about; move along the border; "The boat skirted the coast")
       => travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass -- (move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other")

Sense 3
skirt -- (form the edge of)
       => bound, border -- (form the boundary of; be contiguous to)

Sense 4
surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Antonyms of adj skirting

1 sense of skirting

Sense 1
encircling (prenominal), skirting (prenominal) -- (being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting")

INDIRECT (VIA peripheral) -> central -- (in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position")

Similarity of adj skirting

1 sense of skirting

Sense 1
encircling (prenominal), skirting (prenominal) -- (being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting")
       => peripheral (vs. central) -- (on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs")

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