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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 verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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