skim through

skim through
hover through

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • skim through — phr verb Skim through is used with these nouns as the object: ↑book …   Collocations dictionary

  • skim — [skım] v past tense and past participle skimmed present participle skimming [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from scum to remove scum (14 19 centuries), from scum (noun)] 1.) [T] to remove something from the surface of a liquid, especially… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skim — [ skım ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to move quickly over the surface of something, or to make something do this: We stood on the bridge watching swallows skimming the water. skim across/over: Water skiers skimmed across the bay. a )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skim — v. 1) (d; intr.) to skim through ( to read quickly ) (to skim through an article) 2) (P; intr., tr.) ( to bounce ) the boy skimmed stones along the surface of the water * * * [skɪm] (P; intr., tr.) ( to bounce ) the boy skimmed stones along the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • skim — [[t]skɪ̱m[/t]] skims, skimming, skimmed 1) VERB If you skim something from the surface of a liquid, you remove it. [V n off/from n] Rough seas today prevented specially equipped ships from skimming oil off the water s surface... [V n with off]… …   English dictionary

  • skim — UK [skɪm] / US verb Word forms skim : present tense I/you/we/they skim he/she/it skims present participle skimming past tense skimmed past participle skimmed 1) [transitive] to remove a substance that is floating on the surface of a liquid skim… …   English dictionary

  • skim — verb skimmed, skimming 1 (T) to remove floating fat or solids from the surface of a liquid: skim sth off/from: After simmering the meat and vegetables skim the fat from the surface. 2 (I, T) to read something quickly to find the main facts or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • through — ♦ (The preposition is pronounced [[t]θruː[/t]]. In other cases, through is pronounced [[t]θru͟ː[/t]]) 1) PREP To move through something such as a hole, opening, or pipe means to move directly from one side or end of it to the other. The theatre… …   English dictionary

  • skim — [skim] vt. skimmed, skimming [ME skimen, prob. akin to SCUM] 1. a) to clear (a liquid) of floating matter b) to remove (floating matter) from a liquid 2. to coat or cover with a thin layer [a pond skimmed with ice] …   English World dictionary

  • skim — [v1] remove the top part brush, cream, dip, get the cream, glance, graze, ladle, ream, scoop, separate, shave, top; concept 211 Ant. pour skim [v2] glide over quickly, lightly brush, carom, coast, dart, float, fly, graze, kiss, ricochet, sail,… …   New thesaurus

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