skive (something)

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skive (something)

To absent oneself or leave early from something (usually school or work) when one would normally be required to be there; to play truant. Primarily heard in UK. I was so restless and bored at work that I decided to just skive it after lunch without telling anyone. Hey, Jim and I are planning on skiving from school on Friday, do you want to come with us? That's the last time you skive class, mister! From now on, I'm dropping you to school every morning!
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Thousands of people skiving work to drink Pimms, eat strawberries and pretend they care about a moody Scot and whether his net game is good enough to beat Nadal and Federer.
But watch out if you fancy skiving work - two football fans this summer faced the sack after their employer hired Stephen to catch them throwing a sickie to watch the World Cup.
I attended by using some of my annual leave and I resent the assumption that people who attend are either super rich or skiving work.