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To touch, nudge or scrape lightly in passing
“She felt his hand skim against her shoulder.”
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To go or move quickly and lightly over or on a surface or through the air
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“They went so fast that they seemed to skim through the air, hardly touching the ground with their feet.”
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To quickly browse or peruse reading material
“I strongly encourage you not to skim through the book, or pick and choose which exercises to perform.”
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To take a brief or hurried look
“She let her eyes skim the page, not really reading it until she got to verse thirty-nine.”
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To rebound off something wildly and seemingly randomly
“Projectiles that skim off the side of a wall at shallow angles can perhaps bounce and continue traveling along their path.”
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To throw an object, especially to make it bounce off something
“Down at the water's edge, I taught my daughters to skim stones.”
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To make a brief mention of
“Folklorists and anthropologists may skip over the details of the volcanological data and geologists and volcanologists may skim through the details of the legends and their analysis.”
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To remove a layer of, especially of fat or cream
“Once boiling, skim off the fat and any scum from the surface.”
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To move about or around quickly and randomly
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To touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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Move fast in a straight line because or as if driven by the wind
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To dishonestly take something for one's own use
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To look over or scrutinize, especially a wide area
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To read quickly, skipping some detail
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To apply a surface or layer to something
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To prepare a summary of something
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To remove or take away (something) from (someone)
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To detach or separate two items or objects from each other
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A thin layer covering a surface
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Studying something carefully
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A gentle or loving touch
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A light and fleeting touch
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The creamy or fatty part of milk
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Liquid produced by mammals
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In a superficial manner
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