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skim

skim

 
 
pronunciation:
skIm
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part of speech: verb
inflections: skimmed, skimming, skims
definition 1: to remove from the surface of a liquid, or to clear the surface of by removing fat or other floating matter.
She skimmed fat from the gravy.He skimmed the soup.
definition 2: to fly or glide over in a light way.
Birds skimmed the waves.
definition 3: to glance through in a hurry or without attention.
I only skimmed the chapter but still did fine on the quiz.
similar words:
leaf, run down, scan
definition 4: to throw so that a liquid surface is only touched in a brief or light way.
My friend can skim a stone halfway across the river.
similar words:
skip
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