English definition of “skim”
/skɪm/ verb (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.
REMOVE [T] (also skim off) › to remove something from the surface of a liquid: Skim off any excess fat before serving.
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.