To avoid work.

To lounge about doing nothing or to deliberately not turn up for work or school.

If something is a skive, it is easy work. (eg, sitting watching a printer all day)

UK slang. See also: skiver.

Skive (?), n. [Cf. Icel. skifa a shaving, slice, E. shive, sheave.]

The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.


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Skive (?), v. t.

To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).


© Webster 1913.

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