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skim

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skim/ˈskɪm/verb
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skim
/ˈskɪm/
verb
skimsskimmedskimming
Learner's definition of SKIM  
[+ object]  : to remove a layer of something from the surface of a liquid
— see also skim milk
: to look over or read (something) quickly especially to find the main ideas
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]British  : to throw (a flat stone) along the surface of water so that it bounces
: to move quickly or lightly along, above, or near the surface of something
[no object]
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skim off

[phrasal verb]
skim off (something) or skim (something) off 
: to take (something valuable) for yourself out of something else
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