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English definition of “skim”

skim

verb
 
 
/skɪm/ (present participle skimming, past tense and past participle skimmed)
MOVE OVER [I, T] to move quickly, and almost or just touch the surface of something: Birds skimmed the surface of the pond.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft
REMOVE [T] (also skim off) to remove something from the surface of a liquid: Skim off any excess fat before serving.Preparing foodPreparing food using heat
READ QUICKLY [T] (also skim through) to read or look at something quickly without looking at the details: She began skimming through the reports on her desk.Reading
(Definition of skim from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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