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Present participle for to touch, nudge or scrape lightly in passing
“She felt his hand skim against her shoulder.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to quickly browse or peruse reading material
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“I strongly encourage you not to skim through the book, or pick and choose which exercises to perform.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to move about or around quickly and randomly
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Present participle for move fast in a straight line because or as if driven by the wind
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Present participle for touch or scrape lightly in passing
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Present participle for to dishonestly take something for one's own use
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Present participle for to look over or scrutinize, especially a wide area
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Present participle for to read quickly, skipping some detail
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Present participle for to apply a surface or layer to something
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Present participle for to cut or remove the upper part of
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Present participle for to prepare a summary of something
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Present participle for to remove or take away (something) from (someone)
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Present participle for to detach or separate two items or objects from each other
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The misappropriation of funds
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Bribery and other corrupt practices used to secure illicit advantages
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