Predicate: skim

Roleset id: skim.01 , move lightly over the surface of, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

skim.01: SKIM-V NOTES: I'm unsure what to do about 'John skimmed rocks on the millpond.' (from skim.01-v)

Aliases:

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skim (v.)Self_motion

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: thing in motion
        Arg1-PPT: surface of what

Example: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Galileo will skim past Earth in 1990 and 1992, *trace* collecting energy from the planet's gravitational field to gain momentum for its trip to Jupiter.

        Arg0: Galileo
        Argm-mod: will
        Rel: skim
        Argm-dir: past Earth
        Argm-tmp: in 1990 and 1992
        Argm-adv: *trace* collecting energy from the planet's gravitational field to gain momentum for its trip to Jupiter

Example: metaphorically as 'read'

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        John skimmed 'War and Peace'.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: skimmed
        Arg1: 'War and Peace'

Roleset id: skim.02 , remove from the very top, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

skim.02: SKIM-V NOTES: Member of VNcls wipe_manner-10.4.1. (from skim.02-v) SKIMMING-N NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from skimming.02-n)

Aliases:

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skimming (n.)
skim (v.)Removing

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: agent, remover (vnrole: 10.4.1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing removed, skimmed (vnrole: 10.4.1-Theme)
        Arg2-DIR: top of what, source (vnrole: 10.4.1-Source)

Example: more good cookin'

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        John skimmed the grease from the bowl of soup Mary made for him.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: skimmed
        Arg1: the grease
        Arg2: from the bowl of soup Mary made for him


Predicate: skim_off

Roleset id: skim_off.03 , remove from the very top, phrasal, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

skim_off.03: SKIM_OFF-V NOTES: See VNcls wipe_manner-10.4.1. (from skim.03-v)

Aliases:

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skim_off (v.)Removing

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: agent, remover (vnrole: 10.4.1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing removed, skimmed (vnrole: 10.4.1-Theme)
        Arg2-DIR: top of what, source (vnrole: 10.4.1-Source)

Example: might not take source

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: infinitive

        Among unanswered questions are whether Mr. Papandreou received $23 million of stolen Bank of Crete funds and an additional $734,000 in bribes, as contended; whether the prime minister ordered [state agencies]-5 [*-5]to deposit some $57 million in Mr. Koskotas's bank and then skim off the interest; and, what PASOK's cut was from the $210 million Mr. Koskotas pinched.

        Arg0: [*-5]
        Argm-tmp: then
        Rel: [ skim] [ off]
        Arg1: the interest