One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘as the scum rises, skim it off’
remove, take off, scoop off, spoon off, ladle off
2‘the boat skimmed over the waters of the loch’
glide, move lightly, slide, sail, plane, scud, skate, float, coast
3‘he bent to pick up a small pebble, skimming it across the water’
throw, toss, fling, cast, pitch
4‘she skimmed through the newspaper’
glance through, flick through, flip through, leaf through, thumb through, read quickly, scan, look through, have a quick look at, run one's eye over, dip into, browse through
5‘Hannah had skimmed over this part of the story as she told it to the policeman’
mention briefly, make only brief mention of, pass over quickly, skate over, gloss over
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.