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 for skim
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skim \Skim\, a.
     Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed.
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     Skim coat, the final or finishing coat of plaster.
     Skim colter, a colter for paring off the surface of land.
     Skim milk, skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been
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From 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.
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     2. To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.
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     3. To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to
        glide swiftly along the surface of.
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              Homer describes Mercury as flinging himself from the
              top of Olympus, and skimming the surface of the
              ocean.                                --Hazlitt.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skim \Skim\, v. i.
     1. To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course;
        to glide along near the surface.
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              Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain,
              Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the
              main.                                 --Pope.
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     2. To hasten along with superficial attention.
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              They skim over a science in a very superficial
              survey.                               --I. Watts.
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     3. To put on the finishing coat of plaster.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: used of milk and milk products from which the cream has
             been removed; "yogurt made with skim milk"; "she can
             drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter" [syn: skim,
      n 1: a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a
           thin skim of oil on the water"
      2: reading or glancing through quickly [syn: skim, skimming]
      v 1: travel on the surface of water [syn: plane, skim]
      2: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of [syn:
         skim over, skim]
      3: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while
         waiting for the taxi" [syn: scan, skim, rake, glance
         over, run down]
      4: cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
         [syn: skim, skip, skitter]
      5: coat (a liquid) with a layer
      6: remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of
         milk" [syn: skim, skim off, cream off, cream]
      7: read superficially [syn: skim, skim over]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "skim":
     avalanche, ball the jack, barrel, blink, boom, bowl along, breeze,
     breeze along, browse, brush, brush by, carefully ignore, caress,
     carom, clip, coast, cold-shoulder, come in contact, contact, cream,
     cut a corner, cut along, cut corners, dap, dart, dip into, dodge,
     drift, examine cursorily, fleet, flit, float, flow, fly, fly low,
     foot, fudge, ghost, give the once-over, glance, glance at,
     glance over, glance through, glide, glissade, go fast, graze,
     highball, hit, ice-skate, impinge, kiss, make knots, nip, nudge,
     osculate, outstrip the wind, page through, pass over,
     pass over lightly, plow the deep, pour it on, remove, ricochet,
     ride, ride the sea, rip, roller-skate, rub, run, run over,
     run through, sail, scamp, scan, scorch, scrape,
     scratch the surface, scud, separate, shave, shoot, sideslip,
     sideswipe, sizzle, skate, skateboard, ski, skid, skim over,
     skim the surface, skimp, skip, skip over, skirt, sled, sleigh,
     slidder, slide, slide down, slight, slip, slip through, slither,
     slubber over, slur, slur over, soar, speed, squeak by, storm along,
     sweep, take off, tear, tear along, thumb over, thumb through,
     thunder along, toboggan, touch, touch lightly, touch upon,
     touch upon lightly, walk the waters, whisk, whiz, zing, zip,
     zip through, zoom

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

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