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  • n  cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • n  a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
  • n  (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar
  • n  informal terms for a (young) woman
  • v  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    she skirted the problem
  • v  pass around or about; move along the border
    The boat skirted the coast
  • v  form the edge of
  • v  extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

  • The midi skirt is ungainly, unflattering and unwarranted.
  • She ushered in gypsy skirts, embroidered silk blouses and accompanying shawls.
  • Oldsters recalled that there had been a furor, too, over the hobble skirt of the early 1900s and the above-the-knee skirt of the '20s, yet fashion had prevailed.
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  • James Henry Webb in Forbes
    I'd much rather be doing this than allow the president to skirt the confirmation process in the Senate,Webb said in a statement. "This is an exercise in protecting the Constitution and our constitutional process."
  • Fred Funk in Forbes
    I've been humiliating myself my whole life, so I continued that tradition last year,Funk said. "I'm trying to figure out what I can do to one-up myself from last year, but it will be difficult with the skirt thing. I've had some ideas, but...
  • Tanith Belbin in Forbes
    You should get higher points if you can do your one-foot section with your foot in your skirt,Belbin said with a laugh.

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