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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006