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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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skive off

To absent oneself or leave early from 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 off after lunch without telling anyone. Hey, Jim and I are planning on skiving off from school on Friday, do you want to come with us? That's the last time you skive off class, mister! From now on, I'm dropping you off to school every morning!
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This immobility is slightly influenced by the stability of both the tool and the round billet and turns out to be the main reason for the comparatively common application of such an instrument with skiving deep apertures.
In the study, which questioned 1,000 employees in the Midlands, 62 per cent of workers admitted going online at least once during the working day for personal reasons Wolverhampton and Dudley businesses are the worst affected, with employees spending up to five hours a week cyber skiving. However, the study found Solihull businesses have less of a problem with their employees wasting an average of 2.5 hours of their time on the net.
If an employer suspects a worker was skiving and dismisses without first investigating the problem and making certain the absence was not genuine then it is likely that a claim for unfair dismissal would succeed in the employment tribunal.
IRELAND fans have come top of the European league for match-day skiving, according to an internet poll.
Education officers will trawl town centres and the worst schools will get electronic swipe cards to stop kids skiving off.
WE have lying politicians, protesting policemen, militant firefighters, skiving ambulance crews, disruptive postal workers and disgruntled teachers.
Unison, the public service union, blames stress (can Post Skiving Stress Disorder be far behind?) caused by overwork.
The Record revealed last week the crackdown on alleged skiving by track maintenance workers was led by SPT underground director DavidWallace.
But 21 per cent preferred to text in case the boss thought they were skiving.
Secondary school pupils skiving in Gateshead missed an average of 11 days' school last year, while in Newcastle it was an average of nine.
ONE in four office staff in Wales could be adding up to 14 days unofficial holiday a year through 'desk skiving' outside official work breaks.
25 Years Ago Students at a Sutton Coldfield college occupied the common room yesterday, claiming it had been closed because of alleged 'skiving'.
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SKIVING subway maintenance workers were caught out in a 3am sting operation by bosses.