skive

skive

[skahyv]
verb (used with object), skived, skiving.
1.
to split or cut, as leather, into layers or slices.
2.
to shave, as hides.
3.
to finish the turning of (a metal object) by feeding a tool against it tangentially.

Origin:
1815–25; perhaps < Old Norse skīfa slice

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skive1 (skaɪv)
 
vb
(tr) to shave or remove the surface of (leather)
 
[C19: from Old Norse skifa; related to English dialect shive a slice of bread]

skive2 (skaɪv)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by off)
informal (Brit) to evade (work or responsibility)
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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