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skim

US [skɪm]
UK [skɪm]
  • v.浏览;略读;撇去(液体上的油脂或乳脂等);滑过
  • n.撇去浮沫;脱脂乳;(为逃税)隐匿的部分收入
  • adj.撇去奶油的;用脱脂乳做的
  • Web搬,掠过;掠过,擦过;快读
Past Tense:skimmed  Simple Present:skims  Present Participle:skimming  
skim
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v.
1.
[t]
撇去(液体上的油脂或乳脂等)to remove fat, cream, etc. from the surface of a liquid
Skim the scum off the jam and let it cool.
撇去果酱上的浮沫,让它冷却。
Skim the jam and let it cool.
撇去果酱上的浮沫,让它冷却。
2.
[i][t][nopass]
(使)掠过,擦过,滑过to move quickly and lightly over a surface, not touching it or only touching it occasionally; to make sth do this
We watched the birds skimming over the lake.
我们看着鸟儿贴着湖面飞过。
The speedboat took off, skimming the waves.
快艇擦着波浪飞驰而去。
This report has barely skimmed the surface of the subject.
报告对这个问题谈得很肤浅。
Small boys were skimming stones across the water.
几个小男孩用石块打水漂。
3.
[i][t]
浏览;略读to read sth quickly in order to find a particular point or the main points
He skimmed through the article trying to find his name.
他浏览文章寻找自己的名字。
I always skim the financial section of the newspaper.
我总要浏览一下报纸上的财经版。
4.
[t]
(informal)
~ sth (from sth)
惯偷(小数额的钱)to steal small amounts of money frequently over a period of time
5.
[i][t]
~ (sth)
盗用(信用卡电子信息)to illegally copy electronic information from a credit card in order to use it without the owner's permission

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