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noun as in embezzlement

noun as in graft

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Many shoppers are in the skimming mindset and are looking for fast, easily digestible information.

That fast skimming, she says, can become a habit associated with reading on-screen.

Imagine a drone skimming above the ocean waves, steered by scientists on a research ship in the distance.

Skimming a plethora of responses on weed website forums, it appears that they seldom do.

The Tropicana was a mobbed-up resort riddled with hidden ownership, casino skimming, and bad debt.

Occasionally, I found myself skimming those italicized “Me and I” conversations.

Previous generations of retirees were skimming off the top of a rapidly growing surplus.

Then they would send their snow-snakes skimming over the hard crust of snow.

He could shoot his arrows to the sky, and could send his snow-snakes skimming far beyond the rest.

But these people are wholly on wires; laying their ears down, skimming away, pausing as though shot, and presto!

Bowden was alone, in an armchair by the little lamp, skimming a paper while waiting for Mrs. Garford to return from her bedroom.

Again the yacht swung out into the river, gathering headway quickly and skimming along, heeling very gently.


On this page you'll find 116 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to skimming, such as: bribery, crime, exploitation, extortion, fraud, and graft.

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