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Verb: skim (skimmed,skimming)  skim
  1. Travel on the surface of water
    - plane
     
  2. Move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
    - skim over
     
  3. Examine hastily
    "She skimmed the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi";
    - scan, rake, glance over, run down
     
  4. Cause to move quickly over a surface with small jumps
    "skim a stone across the pond";
    - skip, skitter
     
  5. Coat (a liquid) with a layer
     
  6. Remove from the surface
    "skim cream from the surface of milk"; "skim off cream from the surface of milk";
    - skim off, cream off, cream
     
  7. Read superficially
    - skim over
Noun: skim  skim
  1. A thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    "there was a thin skim of oil on the water"
     
  2. Reading or glancing through quickly
    - skimming
Adjective: skim  skim
  1. Used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed
    "yogurt made with skim milk";
    - skimmed

Derived forms: skimming, skims, skimmed

See also: fat-free, fatless, nonfat, skim off

Type of: coat, cover, covering, examine, glide, natural covering, read, reading, remove, see, surface, take, take away, throw, touch, wing, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Skim