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NOUN (4)

1. the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid;

2. reading or glancing through quickly;
[syn: skim, skimming]

3. failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it;

4. the act of brushing against while passing;
[syn: grazing, shaving, skimming]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skim \Skim\ (sk[i^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skimmed (sk[i^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Skimming.] [Cf. Sw. skymma to darken. [root]158. See Scum.] 1. To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth. [1913 Webster] 2. To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream. [1913 Webster] 3. To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of. [1913 Webster] Homer describes Mercury as flinging himself from the top of Olympus, and skimming the surface of the ocean. --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim a book or a newspaper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skimming \Skim"ming\, n. 1. The act of one who skims. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is skimmed from the surface of a liquid; -- chiefly used in the plural; as, the skimmings of broth. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

skimming n 1: the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid 2: reading or glancing through quickly [syn: skim, skimming] 3: failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it 4: the act of brushing against while passing [syn: grazing, shaving, skimming]