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skimming, present participle; skimmed, past tense; skims, 3rd person singular present; skimmed, past participle;
  1. Remove (a substance) from the surface of a liquid
    • - as the scum rises, skim it off
  2. Remove a substance from the surface of (a liquid)
    • - bring to the boil, then skim it to remove any foam
  3. Steal or embezzle (money), esp. in small amounts over a period of time
    • - she was skimming money from the household kitty
  4. Fraudulently copy (credit or debit card details) with a card swipe or other device

  5. Go or move quickly and lightly over or on a surface or through the air
    • - he let his fingers skim across her shoulders
  6. Pass over (a surface), nearly or lightly touching it in the process
    • - we stood on the bridge, watching swallows skimming the water
  7. Throw (a flat stone) low over an expanse of water so that it bounces on the surface several times

  8. Read (something) quickly or cursorily so as to note only the important points
    • - he sat down and skimmed the report
    • - she skimmed through the newspaper
  9. Deal with or treat (a subject) briefly or superficially

  1. A thin layer of a substance on the surface of a liquid
    • - a skim of ice
  2. An act of reading something quickly or superficially
    • - a quick skim through the pamphlet

  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"
  2. plane: travel on the surface of water
  3. reading or glancing through quickly
  4. skim over: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
  5. scan: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
  6. cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
  7. The Smart Common Input Method platform (SCIM) is an input method (IM) platform containing support for more than thirty languages (CJK and many European languages) for POSIX-style operating systems including Linux and BSD.
  8. Skim is a Canadian graphic novel written by Mariko Tamaki and drawn by Jillian Tamaki. Set in 1993, in a Catholic girls high school, it is about an outsider girl called Skim.
  9. Skim is an open-source PDF reader. It is notably the first free PDF reader for Mac OS X. It is written in Objective-C, and uses Cocoa APIs. It is released under a BSD license. It is also cited as being able to help annotate and read scientific papers.
  10. (Skimming (casinos)) It has been reported that up until the mid-1980s organized crime had invested in various Las Vegas casinos and were, then, illegally collecting patrons' money from the "counting rooms" by having representatives of the organized crime families go into the rooms and take ...
  11. (Skimming (credit card fraud)) Credit card fraud is a wide-ranging term for theft and fraud committed using a credit card or any similar payment mechanism as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction. ...
  12. (Skimming (fraud)) A very common form of white-collar crime, skimming is a slang termhttp://dictionary.reference. ...
  13. To throw an object so it bounces on water (skimming stones); To ricochet; To read quickly, skipping some detail; To scrape off; to remove (something) from a surface; Having lowered fat content
  14. Skimming is another method identity thieves use to get your personal information. Typically it is accomplished by running your credit card, ATM card, driver’s license, etc. through a card reader, aka “skimmer”. The information is then stored for later use. ...
  15. Skimming is the theft of credit card information used in an otherwise legitimate transaction.
  16. (skimming) Removing or holding back dirt or slag from the surface of the molten metal before or during pouring.
  17. (Skimming) Reading a text quickly.
  18. (Skimming) To copy the magnetic stripe encoding from one card to the stripe on another card; also called bit- copying
  19. (Skimming) The diversion of water from a stream or conduit by a shallow overflow used to avoid diversion of sand, silt, or other debris carried as bottom load.
  20. (Skimming) is the practice of stealing credit/debit card account numbers as cards are processed at restaurants, stores or other business locations, using a special data collection/storage device.
  21. (Skimming) A high-tech method by which thieves capture your personal or account information from your credit card, driver’s license, or even passport using an electronic device called a “skimmer.” Such devices can be purchased online for under $50. ...
  22. (Skimming) Application of a thin coat of joint or topping compound to the entire wall and ceiling after joint treatment. Provides a uniform smoothness of paper and joints. Syn: milk coat, wash coat, skim coat.
  23. (Skimming) Fitting fraudulent devices to ATMs in order to clone customers' cards.
  24. (Skimming) Getting the main idea of a story by looking quickly for the main topics and ideas. You can look at titles, headings, bold and italic words, and picture captions.
  25. (Skimming) Looking quickly through a text in order to discover its message (the technique is similar to scanning and rapid reading, but your purpose is to get a general understanding of what the text is about).