skip through

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skip through (something)

To progress hastily through some piece of media, catching only partial elements of it without reading, watching, or listening to the whole thing. There will be quizzes at the end of each week, so you can't just skip through the books we'll be reading. We were supposed to watch a tutorial video before the class, but I just skipped through to get a general sense of it.
See also: skip, through

skip through something

to go through a book or a stack of papers without dealing with every page. I skipped through the book, just looking at the pictures. Ted skipped through the report, not bothering to read it.
See also: skip, through