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Skip ahead


Move ahead without reading an entire book or performing all the required steps. ‘Skip’ signals that one has skipped over some intermediary steps in a process to move faster towards the top or the end. One might skip ahead in school and pass over one grade level if you are really smart. One might ask someone telling a long story to skip ahead to the ending.  It also can present someone who skips ahead in a line or queue.

“OK, I will tell you about our trip  to Europe, but if I  can first skip ahead and tell you about the plane flight back.”

Advance illegally. “Hey, that guy just skipped ahead in line in front of us.”

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