Out of a Tampa skate park, he worked hard and became a sensation—until a nine-story fall nearly ended his career.
With no prominent challenger having emerged, Boehner was always going to skate to a second two-year term.
We'd skate and walk over the Mile Road and skate and walk over the railroad and skate some more.
Pawlenty then plants the toe of his skate and turns to hockey fights.
As viewers fled in droves, stars such as Sean Young, Bethenny Frankel, and Vince Neil continued to skate their little hearts out.
You can skate on ice, but not on a sidewalk, with ice skates.
A room not large enough to skate in; nor adapted to the easy pursuit of any other occupation.
To-day is fine, frosty weather, therefore I shall take my skates and go skating (to skate).
"You must throw that skate away," said Florent as he came up.
Gosh, all the girls will be wanting to skate with you and everything now.
"type of flat, cartilaginous fish, a kind of ray," mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse skata "skate," Danish skade, Faeroese skøta, of unknown origin.
"ice skate," 1660s, skeates "ice skates," from Dutch schaats (plural schaatsen), a singular mistaken in English for plural, from Middle Dutch schaetse. The word and the custom were brought to England after the Restoration by exiled followers of Charles II who had taken refuge in Holland.
The Dutch word is from Old North French escache "a stilt, trestle," related to Old French eschace "stilt" (French échasse), from Frankish *skakkja "stilt" or a similar Germanic source (cf. Frisian skatja "stilt"), perhaps literally "thing that shakes or moves fast" and related to root of Old English sceacan "to vibrate" (see shake (v.)). Or perhaps [Klein] the Dutch word is connected to Middle Low German schenke, Old English scanca "leg" (see shank). Sense alteration in Dutch from "stilt" to "skate" is not clearly traced. Sense in English extended to roller-skates by 1876. Meaning "an act of skating" is from 1853.
1690s, "to ice-skate," from skate (n.2). U.S. slang sense of "to get away with something" is attested from 1945. Related: Skated; skating.
To do a sort of reggae dancing in which the body bends forward, the knees are raised, and the hands claw the air: They move in sympathetic response to the music, skankin' from side to side/ They mosh. They slam. They skank and thrash, too (1976+)