Meaning of SKIM in English


(~s, ~ming, ~med)


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

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

Skim off the fat.

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


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

...seagulls ~ming the waves...

The little boat was ~ming across the sunlit surface of the bay.

VERB: V n, V over/across n


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

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

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

VERB: V n, V through n

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