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Words with Multiple Meanings: Activity 2 of 3



A word may mean one thing when it's used as a noun. It may mean something else when it's used as an adjective or a verb. In the dictionary you will find the different definitions listed under the different parts of speech. Here’s the dictionary entry for “skirt”:

Skirt –n. 1. a one-piece garment worn from the waist, usually by women 2. a small leather flap on each side of a saddle –v. 3. to pass along or go around the edge of 4. to avoid or keep distant from

Read the sentence to the right and decide which meaning of “skirt” is used in it.

Tom was uncomfortable talking about money, so he skirted the issue.
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