from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to jump lightly.

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  • v. jump lightly


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  • When Ferrero sent a service return into the doubles alley on match point, Kuerten reacted with a gleeful hop-skip behind the baseline, fist raised. - Kuerten, Corretja reach final

  • She did a little hop-skip as she entered, tossing the stack of transport containers containing her growing medical disk library on her bed.

    The Best and The Brightest

  • As soon as that realization hit, that I was resisting a temptation, I immediately did a little hop-skip.

    Sweet Myth-tery of Life

  • A man came out of the stable, walking with a kind of hop-skip step.

    Ride Proud, Rebel!

  • They may see sonnets in double-shuffle metre, doggerels in hop-skip iambics, and ordinary newspaper "ponies" with the rhythm of the St. Vitus dance.

    The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Their Observations and Triumphs

  • This last was accompanied by a solemn look at Mrs. Milo, and a roguish hop-skip that freed her from Sue's hold.


  • Now as he did another hop-skip into the air, not so much because of animal spirits as through sheer mental relief, all that fringe whipped and snapped.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

  • Then, like a spring from which a weight has been lifted, like a cork flying out of a charged bottle, he did a high, leaping hop-skip straight into the air.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

  • "Home again!" he cried, feeling ready to do a hop-skip except that it would take away from the effect they had made.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

  • "Alice, dance." -- and dance she would, not in such court-like measures as she had learned abroad, but Some high-paced jig, or hop-skip rigadoon, befitting the brisk lasses at a rustic merry-making.

    The House of the Seven Gables


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