To skim is to remove things from the surface of a liquid or to take money off the top.(verb)
To skim is to read over something quickly or to glance over something.(verb)
An example of skim is when you just take a quick glance at your class notes.
See skim in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME skimen, prob. akin to scum
See skim in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb skimmed skimmed, skim·ming, skims verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English skimmen
Origin: , perhaps from Old French escumer, to remove scum
Origin: , from escume, scum
Origin: , of Germanic origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.
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