In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbskimming, skimmed
1Cooking(milk) descremar(milk) desnatar Spain(soup) espumarto skim sth off sth
- skim the fat off the stock — quítele la grasa al caldo
- American Indians enjoyed the whole and ground nuts as well as the oil they skimmed from a pot of boiling peanuts.
- Once a cleanup team has contained the oil, it can attempt to skim it off the surface of the water.
- Once boiling, skim off the fat and any scum from the surface.
- My mother would skim the cream off the soured milk and store it until she had a quart jar of soured cream.
- Chill when done, skim off the fat on top the next morning.
- First, the survey found, the local governor skimmed off 40 percent.
- However, for an untold number of years the Indians had skimmed oil from the surface of streams and ponds.
- Simmer the cooking liquid until reduced to four cups, skimming the surface as needed to remove any impurities.
- Simmer for five minutes before skimming off any scummy bits gathered on the surface.
- Bring slowly to the boil, skimming off the froth that rises to the surface.
- Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, skimming often.
- This can then be skimmed from the surface and removed with a suction tube.
- Remove the duck pieces, skim off as much fat as possible.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, skim off any surface scum, and add onion, garlic, and bay leaf.
- After we have cooked anything in the masterstock we strain it, return it to the boil for two more minutes while skimming off any impurities.
- Reduce the heat and simmer until reduced by half, skimming off any excess fat.
- Refrigerate, skimming off any fat after an hour or so.
- Things were going well - I skimmed the surface until it was clear, added the rice until it was soft and then added the vegetables to give it delicious flavour.
- You can use a gravy spoon to skim off and discard some of the fat.
- She skimmed the bubbling surface for the burnt sugar and carried it across the kitchen to the sink, went back and stirred again, more burnt sugar.
- When this happens, skim off any foam that has risen to the surface.
- To serve, skim off the fat and simmer for an hour.
- Bring them to the boil, skim off the froth on the top and leave them to cook.
2.1(glide over)(treetops/water) pasar casi rozandothe ducks skimmed the surface of the pond — los patos volaron casi rozando la superficie del estanque
- he did no more than skim the surface of the problem — no hizo más que tocar el problema muy por encima
- And the dog skims low over the surface grabbing the ball before it bounces twice, before it travels beyond the second wave.
- Snowy herons skimmed low over the water, and choruses of warbling frogs emanated from clusters of lily pads.
- Unfortunately for him the ball skimmed narrowly wide.
- I start when I feel his hands skim the fullness of my breasts.
- We skim past Joe who's given up and is drinking a beer with Trin and Lucy on the seats.
- And that's just skimming the surface of the ' leftist ' propaganda out there.
- Cyclists and drivers unperturbed by my precarious position skimmed past me in both directions.
- This can make life superficial, lived on the surface like the ice-skater skimming at speed but with no depth.
- Suddenly, instead of skimming the glassy surface, you could be struggling with the deep, dark world of potential disaster.
- I have barely skimmed the surface of this fascinating volume of essays.
- Tory froze, fingertips still skimming in the water.
- We become like ice-skaters, skimming fast over the surface.
- We have not even started to skim just the surface of the available opportunities.
- Here, we skim the nightscape surface, never getting too close to its image, but never losing sight of it.
- To drink, these graceful birds skim low over the surface scooping water with open mouths.
- He gingerly probed his scalp, then winced as his hands skimmed over the lump.
- They fired again and the beams just skimmed past the girl's shoulder.
- The roses bloomed, swallows skimmed low and the breeze swished the treetops.
- Johnny grabbed onto the side and pulled himself up, his boot skimming the surface of the fire.
- As soon as he said that a bullet skimmed past the driver, cutting his arm.
- Just as her fingertips skimmed it, Danny tugged it away.
- The ball skimmed the dirt which means it was no longer in flight to make a legal catch.
- A flight of Broadwings skimmed the surface of the water.
- Then it was off, skimming across a glasslike surface leaving a creamy white trail behind us.
- She gazed back at Sharpie's fingers as they skimmed lightly over the plastic keys.
- The bullet entered his left thigh, skimmed past the kneecap and came out the upper calf on the opposite side of the leg.
- One hand left the warmth of her body and skimmed lightly over the surface of the jade pool.
- "I can't help it, " he whispered back, his fingers lightly skimming the curve of my neck.
- Over the fast blue waters of the Harrison we blasted up the river, skimming the surface at high speed, skipping lightly over submerged sand bars.
- Sharlotte had her hand trailing in the water, her fingers skimming the bubbling surface.
- In the past, the training only skimmed over numerous subjects in a mere two weeks.
- When I opened my eyes, we were dancing on ice - skating, flying, skimming across the mirrored surface.
- Kirkby actually came closest to scoring when a thunderous long-range effort from Steve Chapman skimmed the crossbar.
- ‘She's cold as ice,’ Blake agreed lazily, the fleshy pad of his thumb skimming lightly over her lower lip.
- The clouds were skimming lower than usual, but other than that, the sky was clear.
- I began circling the black monstrosity, barely skimming my hand on the surface.
- Although Kusturica's satire is often bitterly funny, it always just skims surface.
2.2(throw)to skim stones — hacer cabrillas
- That is to say nothing of the cerebral challenges in finding the most unlikely-looking stone to successfully skim.
- A recent effort discloses effective methods for stone skimming on water bodies.
- McKinna claims that stone skimming can be compared to the javelin and discus.
- Imagine landing a plane or skimming a flat rock across a body of water.
- Dropping the stones he had been skimming across the surface of the slow-flowing creek, he reached immediately for the gun in his jacket.
- It feels like a great hand has suddenly grabbed hold and flung you across the surface like a skimming stone.
- At one point I was skimming stones into the mist, and I couldn't tell how many jumps they'd made as I'd lost contact.
- He was babbling away to himself, skimming stones through the dust to emphasise his broken punctuation.
- Down at the water's edge I taught my daughters to skim stones.
- She hunkered down for a stone and skimmed it along the water.
- And finally, a French physicist has come up with a mathematical formula for skimming stones on water.
3(read quickly)(book/article/page) leer por encima(article/page/book) echarle una ojeada a(book/page/article) echarle un vistazo a
- Her fingertips brushed along the pages as she started to skim through the book.
- But, skimming through it, I came across a quote that really caught my eye, from the wife of a soldier.
- When writing about an author, it's often helpful to at least skim through his latest book.
- She skimmed quickly, knowing that her time was likely growing shorter.
- All this is irrelevant because the little bit I skimmed bored me, so I decided to stop and talk about myself.
- I tore into the envelope and pulled out the letter, skimming quickly over it.
- With his long nailed finger, he skimmed through the many lines of text until he found a paragraph that was familiar to him.
- He skimmed down the page, only looking quickly at it.
- I quickly skimmed through the heads of the files, frantically searching for Enrico.
- I skimmed ahead and noticed that these footnotes soon end.
- She skimmed through the pages of her magazine, but stopped at the main article.
- As for me, a long time ago, I merely skimmed through this article by Bataille.
- The business section was filled with Enron stories, and he skimmed that quickly.
- She let her eyes skim the page, not really reading it, until she got to verse thirty-nine.
- She quickly skims the entire letter, then reads more carefully at the end.
- I skimmed down the page then quickly tried a site.
- Your eyes skim past the Web listings that invite you to visit the company online.
- Lacey reached forward and took it, her eyes briefly skimming over the first few pages.
- She handed the bright colored flyer to Liam, which he quickly unfolded and skimmed.
4Finance(credit card/debit card) clonar
intransitive verbskimming, skimmed
1(glide)the speedboat skimmed over the sea — la lancha apenas rozaba la superficie del mar
2(read quickly)leer por encimamy eye skimmed down the page — le eché una ojeada / un vistazo a la página
- to skim through sth — echarle una ojeada / un vistazo a algo
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