1 Often, skim off. separate, cream, scoop or ladle off, take off, remove:
After the water has come to a boil, skim off the scum that has collected on top
2 Often, skim through or over. scan, flip or thumb or leaf through, skip through, glance at or through, dip into:
I only had time to skim through your report, but at a glance it looks good
3 soar, glide, skate, slide, sail, fly:
Along came Calabro on his sailboard, skimming along the tops of the waves.