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skip out

1. To hastily leave or sneak away from some place. Often followed by "of (some place)." The man skipped out of town as soon as he was released on bail. I should have been working on the report, but I decided to skip out of the office and meet my wife and kids for a long lunch. When the police went to arrest her, they found that she'd skipped out.
2. To abandon or desert someone or something; to leave without honoring some commitment. Typically followed by "on (someone or something)." I can't believe that no-good bum skipped out on his wife and kids! Janet skipped out on the bill, leaving Mary and I to pay for lunch yet again.
See also: out, skip

skip out on

v.
To fail to attend something: We skipped out on the lecture and went to a movie instead.
See also: on, out, skip