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skimming



Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

skim /skɪm/ vb (skims, skimming, skimmed)
  1. (transitive) to remove floating material from the surface of (a liquid), as with a spoon: to skim milk
  2. to glide smoothly or lightly over (a surface)
  3. (transitive) to throw (something) in a path over a surface, so as to bounce or ricochet: to skim stones over water
  4. when intr, usually followed by through: to read (a book) in a superficial or cursory manner
n
  1. the act or process of skimming
  2. material skimmed off a liquid, esp off milk
  3. any thin layer covering a surface
Etymology: 15th Century skimmen, probably from scumen to skim; see scum



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