skim

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skim(
skihm
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without fat)
a. descremado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Will you buy me some cereal, some bread, and a jug of skim milk?¿Me podrías comprar cereal, pan y leche descremada?
b. desnatado
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I'm drinking only skim milk to try to cut down on my cholesterol.Estoy tomando solo leche desnatada para tratar de bajarme el colesterol.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to leaf through)
a. echar una ojeada
Katy skimmed the fashion magazine but didn't find any interesting designs.Katy echó una ojeada a la revista de moda pero no encontró ningún diseño interesante.
b. echar un vistazo
Chucho was skimming a book from the library when I found him.Chucho estaba echándole un vistazo a un libro de la biblioteca cuando lo encontré.
c. leer por encima
The student skimmed the page, looking for any mention of Abraham Lincoln.El alumno leyó la página por encima, buscando alguna mención de Abraham Lincoln.
3. (culinary)
a. descremar (milk)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
If you grow up on a farm, you learn how to skim your own milk.Si creces en una granja, aprendes a descremar tu propia leche.
b. desnatar (milk)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
This machine, called a centrifugal separator, skims the milk before it is bottled.Esta máquina, llamada separador centrífugo, desnata la leche antes de que se embotelle.
c. quitar la nata (milk)
Some of the nutritional content of milk must be reintroduced after it is skimmed.Una parte del contenido nutricional de la leche debe ser reintroducido después de que se le quite la nata.
d. espumar (soup)
Boil the chicken carcass, and then skim the stock before adding the vegetables.Hierve los restos del pollo y luego espuma el caldo antes de incorporar los vegetales.
4. (to glide over)
a. rozar
The eagle's talons skimmed the surface of the crystal clear lake.Las garras del águila rozaron la superficie del lago cristalino.
5. (to throw stones over water)
a. hacer cabrillas
Marta and I sat skimming stones on the beach at dusk.Marta y yo estuvimos sentados haciendo cabrillas en la playa al atardecer.
b. hacer la rana
We'll be skimming these flat stones across the lake.Estaremos haciendo la rana en el río con estas piedras planas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to glide)
a. pasar rozando
The crimson leaves skimmed along the ground in the autumn breeze.Las hojas carmesíes pasaron rozando el suelo en la brisa otoñal.
7. (to leaf through)
a. echar una ojeada
After skimming through the book briefly, Gerald decided that it looked a little too dark for his taste.Tras echar una breve ojeada al libro, Gerald decidió que era un poco sombrío para su gusto.
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skim
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (milk)
a. quitar la nata a
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. sacar la crema a
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (soup)
a. espumar
3. (surface)
a. rozar apenas
to skim stones (on water)hacer cabrillas or la rana (en el agua)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a.
to skim along or over the groundpasar rozando el suelo
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skim [skɪm]
transitive verb
1 [+milk] desnatar; descremar; [+soup, liquid] espumar
to skim the cream off the milk quitar la nata a la leche; desnatar la leche; skimmed milk leche (f) descremada or desnatada
2 (graze) [+surface] rozar
to skim the ground [+plane, bird etc] volar a ras de la tierra
3 [+stone] hacer cabrillas con; hacer el salto de la rana con
4 [+subject] tratar superficialmente
intransitive verb
to skim along the ground pasar rozando la tierra; to skim through a book echar una ojeada or hojear a un libro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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