Meaning of SKIM in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ skɪm ]

( skims, skimming, skimmed)


If you skim something from the surface of a liquid, you remove it.

Rough seas today prevented specially equipped ships from skimming oil off the water’s surface...

Skim off the fat.

VERB : V n off/from n , V n with off


If something skims a surface, it moves quickly along just above it.

...seagulls skimming the waves...

The little boat was skimming across the sunlit surface of the bay.

VERB : V n , V over/across n


If you skim a piece of writing, you read through it quickly.

He skimmed the pages quickly, then read them again more carefully...

I only had time to skim through the script before I flew over here.

VERB : V n , V through n

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