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Noun: skimming  ski-ming
  1. The act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid
     
  2. Reading or glancing through quickly
    - skim
     
  3. Failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it
     
  4. The act of brushing against while passing
    - grazing, shaving
Verb: skim (skimmed,skimming)  skim
  1. Travel on the surface of water
    - plane
     
  2. Move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
    - skim over
     
  3. Examine hastily
    "She skimmed the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi";
    - scan, rake, glance over, run down
     
  4. Cause to move quickly over a surface with small jumps
    "skim a stone across the pond";
    - skip, skitter
     
  5. Coat (a liquid) with a layer
     
  6. Remove from the surface
    "skim cream from the surface of milk"; "skim off cream from the surface of milk";
    - skim off, cream off, cream
     
  7. Read superficially
    - skim over

Derived forms: skimmings

See also: skim off

Type of: coat, examine, glide, larceny, read, reading, remotion, removal, remove, see, stealing, surface, take, take away, theft, thievery, thieving, throw, touch, touching, wing, withdraw

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