skip out

skip out (on someone or something)

Fig. to sneak away from someone or some event; to leave someone or an event suddenly or in secret. I heard that Bill skipped out on his wife. I'm not surprised. I thought he should have skipped out long ago.
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skip out (on somebody)

to suddenly leave someone Our roommate skipped out on us just before the rent was due.
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skip out (on something)

also skip out (of something)
to avoid something He's been skipping out on hockey practice to go skateboarding.
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skip out

Leave hastily, abscond, as in They just skipped out of town. It is also put as skip out on, meaning "desert, abandon" as in He skipped out on his wife, leaving her with the four children. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]
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skip (out)

in. to leave; to run away without doing something, such as paying a bill. Fred skipped out, leaving me with the bill.
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References in classic literature ?
Put on tha' things and run an' skip out o' doors," said Martha.
Block out time on your calendar like you would for a big test--and don't skip out on it
Following series of skip outs in the last three months of 2013, the Google Nexus 10 2 release date is becoming a reality, a new report said, with the full-sized Android making its way to the market next week via the 2014 CES in Las Vegas.