To skim is to read quickly and superficially. You might skim through a book to get a general idea of what it's about, without really reading it.

  • He skimmed through the article, paying little attention to the details.

  • I skimmed through the article, not paying much attention to the details.

Definition of skimmed


used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed



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Example Sentences for skimmed

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    Skim the lead paragraph.

  • 2

    A student skimmed through the instruction.

  • 3

    Reading and skimming are not the same thing.

  • 4

    I didn't notice it in skimming the article.

  • 5

    The teacher usually skims students' works.

  • 6

    In the previous format, the dates destroyed the ability to skim.

  • 7

    Skimming the article for the first time is sometimes helfpul.

  • 8

    So they skim the page to the bottom for, say, the links.

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    Thanks for taking the time to skim through the situation.

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    How many times did you skim