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verb British English pronunciation: skim /skɪm/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyskim
he/she/itskims
present participleskimming
past tenseskimmed
past participleskimmed
  1. 2
    [intransitive/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.

  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to read something quickly and not very carefully
    skim through:

    Would you skim through the report and check for spelling mistakes?

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