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skim

skim

 
 
pronunciation:
skIm
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: skimmed, skimming, skims
definition 1: to remove (something) from the surface of a liquid, or to clear the surface of (a liquid) by removing fat or other floating matter.
She skimmed fat from the soup.He skimmed the soup.
definition 2: to fly or glide lightly over.
Birds skimmed the waves.
definition 3: to glance through (a magazine, book, or the like) quickly or inattentively.
similar words:
leaf, run down, scan
definition 4: to throw (something) so that (it) touches a liquid or ice surface in a skipping, bouncing, or sliding manner.
similar words:
skip
definition 5: to avoid reporting (part of one's income) in order to avoid taxes.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to glide or pass lightly over or just above a surface.
similar words:
slide
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of skimming.
The producer made a quick skim of the play.
similar words:
skip
definition 2: floating matter that has been removed from a liquid.
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