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1. To scrape or slice off the inside surface of a piece of leather to reduce it's thickness.

2. To intentionally avoid work or a regular obligation, usually by lying, conniving, or deception. To lay around being lazy or wandering aimlessly.
Sleeping or indulging in personal interests, pleasures, or vices while neglecting prior responsibilities.

3. To remove very thin slices from a piece of material.
"I felt like skyving off school today so I could watch the football game"

"She was robbed on the street by a skyving bum."
by The Mott SF January 20, 2005
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