Definition of Skim over

1. Verb. Read superficially.

Exact synonyms: Skim
Generic synonyms: Read
Derivative terms: Skim, Skimmer, Skimming



2. Verb. Move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of.
Exact synonyms: Skim
Generic synonyms: Touch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skim Over

skillions
skillless
skillo
skills
skillset
skillsets
skilly
skillygalee
skils
skilts
skim-milk
skim milk
skim milks
skim off
skim over (current term)
skimback
skimbacks
skimble-skamble
skimble-skamble stuff
skimboard
skimboarder
skimboarders
skimboarding
skimboards
skimcoat
skimelton
skimmable
skimmed
skimmed-milk

Literary usage of Skim over

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1. The Birds of Jamaica by Philip Henry Gosse, Richard Hill (1847)
"I cannot agree, however, with this accomplished naturalist here: that the Swallows do occasionally skim over the sea, is undeniable; and that gnats and ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"... pa stretched out, lying in an easy manner ; —gleiten, to skim (along), über (<5tn>aè [Лес.]), to skim over ...; —grämen, t?, ..."

3. The Evolution of Man and His Mind: A History and Discussion of the Evolution by Shobal Vail Clevenger (1902)
"... are not discussed; but the necessity for condensing compels us to skim over some of the most interesting processes of development with mere references. ..."

4. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"—fahren, to skim over (tne surface, kc.), to slip over, to do (perform) superficial!) ; fab,re bin! go! ..."

5. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1885)
"... is in every essential feature a smooth- water craft ; she is evidently designed to skim over the surface of the water rather than to plough through it, ..."

6. Harper's Aircraft Book: Why Aeroplanes Fly, how to Make Models, and All by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill (1913)
"The real hydroplane is a form of boat which is provided with jogs, or "steps," on the bottom, which cause it to rise upward when in motion and skim over the ..."

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