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British English: /skɪm/
American English: /skɪm/

Translation of skim in Italian:


  • 2 (American English) (thin layer of ice)
    sottile lastra (feminine) di ghiaccio
  • 3 (of plough)
    coltello (masculine) superiore

transitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -mm-

  • 2 (touch lightly)
    (plane, bird)
    (surface, treetops)the article only skims the surface of the problem
    l'articolo sfiora soltanto il problema
  • 4 (throw on water)
    fare saltellare [qualcosa] sull'acqua
    (piece of glass, object)
    to skim stones
    fare saltellare delle pietre sull'acqua
  • 5 (American English) [informal]
    non dichiarare
    (part of income)

intransitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -mm-

  • 1 (plane, bird)to skim over o across o along something
    passare rasente qualcosa o rasentare qualcosa
  • 2 (reader)to skim through o over something
    scorrere qualcosa
    in his speech he skimmed over the unpalatable facts
    nel suo discorso ha sfiorato appena i fatti spiacevoli

Phrasal verbs

skim off:

skim off [something], skim [something] off
(cream, fat, scum, dross)
to skim off the fat from the sauce
sgrassare il sugo
skim off the cream from the milk
scremare il latte

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