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Synonyms of 'skirt'

(verb) 
Definition
to lie along or form the edge of (something)
We raced across a large field that skirted the slope of the hill.
Synonyms
border
white sand bordered by palm trees and tropical flowers
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edge
a chocolate brown jacket edged with yellow
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lie alongside
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line
Thousands of people lined the streets as the procession went by.
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fringe
Swampy islands of vegetation fringe the coastline.
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flank
The altar was flanked by two Christmas trees.
(verb) 
Definition
to go around the outer edge of (something)
She skirted around the edge of the room to the door.
Synonyms
go round
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bypass
Money for new roads to bypass cities.
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walk round
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(verb) 
Definition
to avoid dealing with (an issue)
They have, until now, skirted around the issue.
Synonyms
avoid
He had ample time to swerve and avoid the hedgehog.
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dodge
He has repeatedly dodged the question.
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evade
He managed to evade the police for six months.
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steer clear of
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sidestep
He was trying to sidestep responsibility.
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circumvent (formal)
Military rulers tried to circumvent the treaty.
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fail to mention
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body-swerve
(noun) 
the skirts of the hill
Synonyms
border
pillowcases trimmed with a hand-crocheted border
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edge
She was standing at the water's edge.
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margin
These islands are on the margins of human habitation.
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fringe
They lived together on the fringe of the campus.
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rim
round the eastern rim of the Mediterranean
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hem
Cut a jagged edge along the hem to give a ragged look.
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periphery
Geographically, the UK is on the periphery of Europe.
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purlieus

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of bypass
Definition
to proceed without reference to (regulations or a superior)
Money for new roads to bypass cities.
Synonyms
go round,
depart from,
deviate from,
pass round,
detour round
in the sense of circumvent
Definition
to avoid or get round (a rule, restriction, etc.)
Military rulers tried to circumvent the treaty.
Synonyms
steer clear of,
in the sense of dodge
Definition
to evade by cleverness or trickery
He has repeatedly dodged the question.
Synonyms
get out of,
circumvent (formal),
fend off

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