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skip out

Leave hastily, abscond, as in They just skipped out of town. It is also put as skip out on, meaning “desert, abandon” as in He skipped out on his wife, leaving her with the four children. [ ; second half of 1800s ]
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  • He may come handy when we skip out, which we expect to do as soon as the gunboats are over the falls.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • But the minute we started to skip out the professor says, "No, you don't!"

    Tom Sawyer Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • After the camp is quiet we can skip out and visit our other objective, said Garry.

  • Oh, it's just too beastly that for such a trifle we've got to skip out of this jolly place!

  • Turn me loose and see me skip out of this section like a scared rabbit.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
  • Others said, "Run away from him; we'll stake you; skip out for the coast some night."

  • You wouldn't want us to skip out tonight without even having looked into it, would you?

    Daughter of the Sun Jackson Gregory
  • "When I told him to skip out, Eli, he flew the handle to beat all," said Peter.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • Cal'late Lulie forgot that when she told him to skip out that way.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln

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