|1.||[ noun ] (clothing) cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist|
|Related terms:||cloth_covering garment seat lap|
|2.||[ noun ] (clothing) a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women|
|Related terms:||garment sarong hobble_skirt ballet_skirt gathered_skirt culotte full_skirt miniskirt hoopskirt kilt overskirt lavalava grass_skirt sunburst_pleat hemline slide_fastener kick_pleat placket box_pleat|
|3.||[ verb ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)|
|Synonyms:||sidestep evade dodge hedge duck circumvent put_off elude parry fudge|
"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"
|Related terms:||avoid quibble dodge evasion circumvention equivocator hedge|
|4.||[ verb ] pass around or about; move along the border|
"The boat skirted the coast"
|5.||[ verb ] extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle|
"The forest surrounds my property"
|Related terms:||touch enclose hem_in fringe girdle edge environment|
|6.||[ verb ] form the edge or|
|7.||[ noun ] informal terms for a (young) woman|
|Synonyms:||dame chick wench bird doll|