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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 skimming
 撇取浮沫,所撇取的浮沫;(賭場等為逃稅而作出的)瞞報贏利(行為)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skim v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skimmed p. pr. & vb. n. Skimming.]
 1. To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.
 2. To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.
 3. To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.
    Homer describes Mercury as flinging himself from the top of Olympus, and skimming the surface of the ocean.   --Hazlitt.
 4. Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim a book or a newspaper.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skim·ming n.
 1. The act of one who skims.
 2. That which is skimmed from the surface of a liquid; -- chiefly used in the plural; as, the skimmings of broth.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 skim
      adj : 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" [syn: skimmed]
      n 1: a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a
           thin skim of oil on the water"
      2: reading or glancing through quickly [syn: skimming]
      v 1: travel on the surface of water [syn: plane]
      2: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of [syn: skim
         over]
      3: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while
         waiting for the taxi" [syn: scan, rake, glance over,
          run down]
      4: cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
         [syn: skip, skitter]
      5: coat (a liquid) with a layer
      6: remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of
         milk" [syn: skim off, cream off, cream]
      7: read superficially [syn: skim over]
      [also: skimming, skimmed]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 skimming
      n 1: the act of removing floating material from the surface of a
           liquid
      2: reading or glancing through quickly [syn: skim]
      3: failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on
         it
      4: the act of brushing against while passing [syn: grazing, shaving]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 skimming
      See skim