Synonyms of 'skirt'
to lie along or form the edge of (something)We raced across a large field that skirted the slope of the hill.
white sand bordered by palm trees and tropical flowers
a chocolate brown jacket edged with yellow
Thousands of people lined the streets as the procession went by.
Swampy islands of vegetation fringe the coastline.
The altar was flanked by two Christmas trees.
to go around the outer edge of (something)She skirted around the edge of the room to the door.
to avoid dealing with (an issue)They have, until now, skirted around the issue.
He had ample time to swerve and avoid the hedgehog.
He has repeatedly dodged the question.
He managed to evade the police for six months.
steer clear of,
He was trying to sidestep responsibility.
circumvent (formal), ,
Military rulers tried to circumvent the treaty.
fail to mention,
the skirts of the hill
pillowcases trimmed with a hand-crocheted border
She was standing at the water's edge.
These islands are on the margins of human habitation.
They lived together on the fringe of the campus.
round the eastern rim of the Mediterranean
Cut a jagged edge along the hem to give a ragged look.
Geographically, the UK is on the periphery of Europe.
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in the sense of bypass
to proceed without reference to (regulations or a superior)Money for new roads to bypass cities.
in the sense of circumvent
to avoid or get round (a rule, restriction, etc.)Military rulers tried to circumvent the treaty.
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