skim

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskɪm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/skɪm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skim)


Inflections of 'skim' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
skims
v 3rd person singular
skimming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
skimmed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
skimmed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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skim

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. skim (through) [the book, the article, the newspaper, a chapter, the pages]
  2. skim the [book, text]
  3. skim the [sauce, soup, milk]
  4. skim (the) [fat, cream] off the [soup, top]
  5. skim [half, 30%, a large slice] off the profits
  6. skim [through, over] the [facts]
  7. skim a [rock, stone, pebble]
  8. skim a [stone] across the [river, lake, surface]
  9. the [plane, seaplane, helicopter] skimmed the water
  10. the [rowers, sailboat] skimmed [gracefully, peacefully]
  11. skim over the [facts, answers, findings, report]
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