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skimming

 
Noun skimming has 4 senses
  1. skimming - the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid
    --1 is a kind of
    removal, remotion
    Derived form: verb skim6
  2. skim, skimming - reading or glancing through quickly
    --2 is a kind of reading
    Derived forms: verb skim3, verb skim7
  3. skimming - failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it
    --3 is a kind of
    larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing
  4. grazing, shaving, skimming - the act of brushing against while passing
    --4 is a kind of touch, touching
Verb skim has 7 senses
  1. plane, skim - travel on the surface of water
    --1 is one way to glide
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. skim over, skim - move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
    --2 is one way to touch
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down - examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
    --3 is one way to examine, see
    Derived forms: noun skim2, noun skimming2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. skim, skip, skitter - cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
    --4 is one way to throw
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. skim - coat (a liquid) with a layer
    --5 is one way to
    coat, surface
    Derived form: noun skim1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. skim, skim off, cream off, cream - remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"
    --6 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Derived forms: noun skim1, noun skimmer2, noun skimming1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. skim, skim over - read superficially
    --7 is one way to read
    Derived forms: noun skim2, noun skimmer1, noun skimming2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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