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Main Entry: 1skim
Pronunciation: primarystressskim
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): skimmed; skim·ming
1 a : to clear a liquid of scum or floating substance : remove (as film or scum) from the surface of a liquid b : to remove cream from by skimming
2 : to glance through (as a book) for the chief ideas or the plot
3 : to throw so as to bounce along the surface of water
4 : to pass swiftly or lightly over : glide or skip along, above, or near a surface

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