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skim

1. verb remove (sth) from surface of liquid2. verb pass quickly over surface3. verb throw (stone etc) across surface4. verb read quickly5. verb deal with superficially6. verb steal (money)7. verb FIN make illegal copy of 1 verb remove (sth) from surface of liquid TRANSITIVEscimeáil verb  c m ubearr verb  c m uan barr a bhaint deshe skimmed the fat off the top bhearr sí an gheir den bharr, bhain sí an tsaill den bharr 2 verb pass quickly over surface
TRANSITIVEscimeáil verb  c m uscinn verb  c m uit skimmed the surface scimeáil sé an dromchla
INTRANSITIVEit skimmed over the waves scinn sé thar na tonnta
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3 verb throw (stone etc) across surface TRANSITIVEscimeáil verb  c m uhe skimmed a stone over the water scimeáil sé cloch ar an uisce, chuir sé cloch ag léim ar an uisce, rinne sé sciotairíní ar an uisce 4 verb read quickly
TRANSITIVEscimeáil verb  c m usúil thapa a chaitheamh arsruthléamh a dhéanamh arruaill léitheoireachta a thabhairt arshe skimmed the essay chaith sí súil ghasta ar an aiste, scimeáil sí an aiste
INTRANSITIVEhe skimmed through the book chaith sé súil thapa ar an leabhar, rinne sé ruaill léitheoireachta tríd an leabhar
5 verb deal with superficially
TRANSITIVEléim tharfar too often she skims the issues léimeann sí thar na ceisteanna i bhfad rómhinic, is rómhinic nach bpléann sí na ceisteanna sách mion
to skim the surface of a question gan dul isteach go domhain i gceist, gan dul go croí ceiste
INTRANSITIVEit just skims over the real issue ní dhéanann sé ach baint don cheist mhór, ní dhéanann sé ach sciorradh thar an gceist mhór
6 verb informal steal (money) TRANSITIVEbearr verb  c m uscimeáil verb  c m uhe was skimming money from the account bhí sé ag scimeáil airgid as an gcuntasshe skims the profits off the business bearrann sí an brabús den ghnó 7 verb FIN make illegal copy of TRANSITIVEscimeáil verb  c m uthey're skimming cards tá siad ag scimeáil cártaí