listed in the OALD
as “British English, Informal”http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/d...
Here is the listing from the CALD
skive verb (also skive off) UK informal
Definition: to do something else when you should be working:
We realized that we could skive without the management noticing.
He was always skiving off and going to the cinema.
Also listed are derivations, like skiver and skiving.
For an example of poor lexicography, compare merriam-webster.com
, which give example sentences that clearly illustrate a definition other than the one listed.http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ski...
Definition of SKIVE: to cut off (as leather or rubber) in thin layers or pieces : pare
Examples of SKIVE
He works for his mother and feels he can skive off whenever he feels like it.
She skived off school twice last month.
The entry in AHD
only gives the meaning of paring: http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictiona...
TRANSITIVE VERB: skived, skiv·ing, skives
To cut thin layers off (leather or rubber, for example); pare.