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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 skirt /ˈskɝt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skirt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skirted; p. pr. & vb. n. Skirting.]
 1. To cover with a skirt; to surround.
    Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold.   --Milton.
 2. To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees. “When sundown skirts the moor.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skirt, v. t. To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.
    Savages . . . who skirt along our western frontiers.   --S. S. Smith.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skirt n.
 1. The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress, or a mantle.
 2. A loose edging to any part of a dress. [Obs.]
    A narrow lace, or a small skirt of ruffled linen, which runs along the upper part of the stays before, and crosses the breast, being a part of the tucker, is called the modesty piece.   --Addison.
 3. Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything “Here in the skirts of the forest.”
 4. A petticoat.
 5. The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the
      2: a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and
      3: informal terms for a (young) woman [syn: dame, doll, wench,
          chick, bird]
      v 1: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing
           (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue";
           "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their
           responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
           [syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent,
            parry, elude, dodge, duck, sidestep]
      2: pass around or about; move along the border; "The boat
         skirted the coast"
      3: form the edge of
      4: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest
         surrounds my property" [syn: surround, border]