Skive off – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To skive off (something) is to not go to work or school when you should go. If you skive off lessons or work you do not attend or turn up.

Informal UK English.

Examples of use:

1. We skived off work and went surfing.

2. She phoned work and told her boss she was ill, but he knew she was skiving off.

3. He always skives off when we have maths at school.

4. We got into trouble for skiving off school.

5. Shall we skive off our English lessons today?

skive off
present simple
skive off and skives off
-ing form
skiving off
past simple
skived off
past participle
skived off

Have you ever skived off work or school?

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