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Skim 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 34

Published on February 22nd, 2021 | Last updated on February 22nd, 2021 by | Category: 504 Absolutely Essential Words Flashcards, English Vocabulary in Context | No Comments on Skim 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 34 | 119 Views | Reading Time: 1 minute

Skim 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 34

/skɪm/ (verb)

to read a passage as fast as possible to get the main gist, browse, speed-read, glance at – remove solid, e.g. fat or oil on top of something usually a liquid – to move very fast on top of something without touching its surface, glide, float, soar

Gist is the overall meaning, the core idea, of a spoken or written discourse. When taking a quick look at a written text to establish its genre and the main message its writer means to get across, we’re reading for gist. This is also known as skimming.

Source: https://www.britishcouncil.org/

Antonyms: scan, peruse

Noun: skimming

Noun: skimmer

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