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skip rope

To hop repeatedly over a length of rope that is swung over one's head by oneself or by two other people. The coach made us skip rope for nearly 45 minutes as part of our conditioning. Geez, I haven't skipped rope since I was a kid. I don't know if I can even do it anymore!
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skipping rope

The act or practice of hopping repeatedly over a length of rope that is swung over one's head by oneself or by two other people. God, I hate skipping rope. I get tripped up so easily that I feel like I might as well be doing something else. Our family was pretty poor, so skipping rope was a cheap way to keep ourselves entertained as kids.
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skip rope

to jump over an arc of rope that is swung beneath one's feet then over one's head, repeatedly. The children skipped rope on the playground. The boxer skipped rope while training.
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Though starving, Tapales remained in high spirits as he went through the one-hour training where he did shadow boxing, skipped rope, worked a mitts session, and pounded the heavy bag.
"I had a little bird/Its name was Enza/I opened the window/And in-flew-enza," morbidly sang the children as they skipped rope (4).
While most of the girls tossed jacks or skipped rope, Melanie was deep in mystical communion, on her knees in front of some statue.
Feeling refreshed, I then checked out the boxercise class, where eight women and three men skipped rope, practiced punching, ran laps and attacked heavy bags in seemingly endless three-minute drills with 60-second breaks.
"He got up early and then he skipped ropes because he was over by one pound (at 148)," said Jinkee.
Rode bikes, skipped ropes, walked everywhere, When cold, wet, dry or hot.