skim through


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skim through (something)

To read, review, or present something quickly or superficially, typically by only reading or covering certain parts of it. I only had time to skim through your report, but I like what I've seen so far. He skimmed through the problems the project had faced, focusing instead on the progress they had made.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

skim through something

to go through something hastily; to read through something hastily. She skimmed through the catalogs, looking for a nice gift for Gary. I will skim through your manuscript and see whether it looks promising.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

skim through

v.
To go through some reading material quickly or superficially: I skimmed through the movie listings to see what was playing.
See also: skim, through
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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