Translation of "skim" - English-Russian dictionary


verb uk us /skɪm/ (present participle skimming, past tense and past participle skimmed)

to move quickly, and almost or just touch the surface of something

нестись, едва касаясь поверхности
Birds skimmed the surface of the pond.
REMOVE [ T ] ( also skim off)

to remove something from the surface of a liquid

снимать (пену и т. д.)
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

бегло просматривать
She began skimming through the reports on her desk.

(Translation of “skim” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)