Definition of skate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    skate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//skeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they skate
     
    he / she / it skates
     
    past simple skated
     
    -ing form skating
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to move on skates (usually referring to ice skating, if no other information is given) Can you skate? It was so cold that we were able to go skating on the lake. skate something He skated an exciting program at the American Championships.
  2. 2[intransitive] to ride on a skateboard
  3. Idioms
    be skating/walking on thin ice
     
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    to be taking a risk
    Phrasal Verbsskate over something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: skate