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Skim over   /skɪm ˈoʊvər/   Listen
Skim over

Read superficially.  Synonym: skim.
Move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of.  Synonym: skim.

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"Skim over" Quotes from Famous Books

... two friends were thus conversing, the Cree chief was arranging the smaller of the canoes for the use of the young hunters—that is, he took out all the lading, making it so light that it would skim over the water like an egg-shell with the slightest ...
— The Buffalo Runners - A Tale of the Red River Plains • R.M. Ballantyne

... frame, and in part to that spirit of thoroughness which characterized all he undertook. There was nothing half-way about him. He put his whole soul into everything that interested him, and, so far as play was concerned, at fifteen years of age he could swim, run, handle a lacrosse, hit a base-ball, skim over the ice on skates, or over snow on snow-shoes, with a dexterity that gave himself a vast amount of pleasure and his parents a good deal of ...
— The Young Woodsman - Life in the Forests of Canada • J. McDonald Oxley

... reminded him that he had started to skim over the river like a swallow, with a scow upon each foot, and ...
— Elbow-Room - A Novel Without a Plot • Charles Heber Clark (AKA Max Adeler)

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