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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • v. 从液体表面撇去;浏览, 略读
  • [英] v. 从液体表面撇去 ( remove floating fat or solids from the surface of a liquid) ; 浏览, 略读 ( read quickly to get the main ideas)

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

I. verb (skimmed; skimming)

  • Etymology: Middle English skymmen, skemen, probably from Anglo-French escumer, from escume foam, scum, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch schum scum — more at scum
  • Date: 14th century
  • transitive verb
    • 1.
      • a. to clear (a liquid) of scum or floating substance skim boiling syrup
      • b. to remove (as film or scum) from the surface of a liquid
      • c. to remove cream from by skimming
      • d. to remove the best or most easily obtainable contents from
    • 2. to read, study, or examine superficially and rapidly; especially to glance through (as a book) for the chief ideas or the plot
    • 3. to throw in a gliding path; especially to throw so as to ricochet along the surface of water
    • 4. to cover with or as if with a film, scum, or coat
    • 5. to pass swiftly or lightly over
    • 6.
      • a. to remove or conceal (as a portion of casino profits) to avoid payment of taxes
      • b. embezzle skimming money from employee pension plans
  • intransitive verb
    • 1.
      • a. to pass lightly or hastily ; glide or skip along, above, or near a surface
      • b. to give a cursory glance, consideration, or reading
    • 2. to become coated with a thin layer of film or scum
    • 3. to put on a finishing coat of plaster
    • 4. to embezzle money

II. noun

  • Date: 14th century
  • 1. a thin layer, coating, or film
  • 2. the act of skimming
  • 3. something skimmed; specifically skim milk

III. adjective

  • Date: 1794
  • 1. having the cream removed by skimming
  • 2. made of skim milk skim cheese

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