skim over


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Related to skim over: skim through, the likes of, in the first place, follow suit, catch up
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Verb1.skim over - read superficially
read - interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"
2.skim over - move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
References in classic literature ?
She did not skim over it, but walked down it, and guided herself by the banisters on account of her candle having died out.
The first player in line must then skim over the step-overs, pick up the ball, and spring 10 yards to a cone or bag set up at this point.
Eventually, you can skim over those cracks with joint compound and repaint.