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skim

(-mm-)
Pronunciation: /skɪm/

Translation of skim in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 3 (read quickly) [book/article/page] leer* por encima, echarle una ojeada or un vistazo a
  • 4 [Finance] [credit card/debit card] clonar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (glide) the speedboat skimmed over the sea la lancha apenas rozaba la superficie del mar
  • 2 (read quickly) leer* por encima my eye skimmed down the page le eché una ojeada or un vistazo a la página to skim through sth leer* algo por encima, echarle una ojeada or un vistazo a algo

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