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  Definition of skim
  1. reading or glancing through quickly
  2. a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water"
  3. read superficially
  4. move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
  5. remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"
  6. coat (a liquid) with a layer
  7. cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
  8. travel on the surface of water
  9. examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
  10. used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed; "yogurt made with skim milk"; "she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter"
Similar Words: skimming, skim over, skim off, cream off, cream, skip, skitter, plane, scan, rake, glance over, run down, skimmed

 

See Also: cream off, skim off

 

Hyponyms: aquaplane

 

Derivational Morphology: scan, rake, glance over, run down, skim over, skim off, cream off, cream, skimming, skimmer

 

Language Translations:
Danish: rikochettere and skimme   Dutch: afketsen and doorbladeren  
Finnish: kimmota and lukea   French: feuilleter and ricocher  
German: abprallen and überfliegen   Greek: εξοστρακίζομαι  
Hungarian: visszapattan   Italian: rimbalzare and scorrere  
Japanese: ざっと読む and 飛びはねる   Norwegian: skumlese  
Portuguese: ler and ricochetear   Romanian: ricoşa and răsfoi  
Russian: рикошетировать   Spanish: hojear and rebotar  
Swedish: rikoschettera and skumma   Turkish: sekmek  
 
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