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Skim vs. Scan

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Skimverb

(intransitive) To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.

Scanverb

To read or mark so as to show a specific meter.

‘to scan verse’;

Skimverb

(transitive) To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.

Scanverb

(intransitive) To conform to a metrical structure.

Skimverb

To hasten along with superficial attention.

Scanverb

(transitive) To examine sequentially, carefully, or critically; to scrutinize; to behold closely.

‘She scanned the passage carefully but could not find what she was looking for.’;

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Skimverb

To put on a finishing coat of plaster.

Scanverb

(transitive) To look about for; to look over quickly.

‘He scanned the horizon.’;

Skimverb

(transitive) to throw an object so it bounces on water (skimming stones)

Scanverb

To inspect, analyze or go over, often to find something.

‘to scan the hard drive for errors’;

Skimverb

(intransitive) to ricochet

Scanverb

To perform lexical analysis; to tokenize.

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Skimverb

(transitive) to read quickly, skipping some detail

‘I skimmed the newspaper over breakfast.’;

Scanverb

To create a digital copy of an image using a scanner.

‘to scan a photograph’; ‘Pencil drawings don't scan very well.’;

Skimverb

(transitive) to scrape off; to remove (something) from a surface

Scanverb

To read with an electronic device.

‘to scan a barcode; to scan a QR code’;

Skimverb

(transitive) to clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying on it, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface.

‘to skim milk; to skim broth’;

Scanverb

To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.

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Skimverb

(transitive) to clear a liquid from (scum or substance floating or lying on it), especially the cream that floats on top of fresh milk

‘to skim cream’;

Scannoun

Close investigation.

Skimverb

To steal money from a business before the transaction has been recorded, thus avoiding detection.

Scannoun

(computing) An instance of scanning.

‘The operators vacated the room during the scan.’;

Skimverb

To surreptitiously scan a payment card in order to obtain its information for fraudulent purposes.

Scannoun

(computing) The result or output of a scanning process.

‘The doctors looked at the scans and made a diagnosis.’;

Skimverb

(intransitive) To become coated over.

Scanverb

To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.

‘Nor stayed till she the highest stage had scand.’;

Skimadjective

(of milk) Having lowered fat content.

Scanverb

Specifically (Pros.), to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically.

Skimnoun

A cursory reading, skipping the details.

Scanverb

To go over and examine point by point; to examine with care; to look closely at or into; to scrutinize.

‘The actions of men in high stations are all conspicuous, and liable to be scanned and sifted.’;

Skimnoun

(informal) Skim milk.

Scanverb

To examine quickly, from point to point, in search of something specific; as, to scan an article for mention of a particular person.

Skimnoun

The act of skimming.

Scanverb

To form an image or an electronic representation of, by passing a beam of light or electrons over, and detecting and recording the reflected or transmitted signal.

Skimnoun

That which is skimmed off.

Scannoun

the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region;

‘he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars’;

Skimnoun

Theft of money from a business before the transaction has been recorded, thus avoiding detection.

Scannoun

an image produced by scanning;

‘he analyzed the brain scan’; ‘you could see the tumor in the CAT scan’;

Skimverb

To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.

Scanverb

examine minutely or intensely;

‘the surgeon scanned the X-ray’;

Skimverb

To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.

Scanverb

examine hastily;

‘She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi’;

Skimverb

To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.

‘Homer describes Mercury as flinging himself from the top of Olympus, and skimming the surface of the ocean.’;

Scanverb

make a wide, sweeping search of;

‘The beams scanned the night sky’;

Skimverb

Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim a book or a newspaper.

Scanverb

conform to a metrical pattern

Skimverb

To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.

‘Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain,Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main.’;

Scanverb

move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image

Skimverb

To hasten along with superficial attention.

‘They skim over a science in a very superficial survey.’;

Scanverb

read metrically;

‘scan verses’;

Skimverb

To put on the finishing coat of plaster.

Scanverb

obtain data from magnetic tapes;

‘This dictionary can be read by the computer’;

Skimadjective

Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed.

Skimnoun

a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid;

‘there was a thin skim of oil on the water’;

Skimnoun

reading or glancing through quickly

Skimverb

travel on the surface of water

Skimverb

move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

Skimverb

examine hastily;

‘She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi’;

Skimverb

cause to skip over a surface;

‘Skip a stone across the pond’;

Skimverb

coat (a liquid) with a layer

Skimverb

remove from the surface;

‘skim cream from the surface of milk’;

Skimverb

read superficially

Skimadjective

used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed;

‘yogurt made with skim milk’; ‘she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter’;

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