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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.
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.
To go through some reading material quickly or superficially: I skimmed through the movie listings to see what was playing.