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Definition of 'skim'

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  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
       Synonyms: skimming


  1. travel on the surface of water
       Synonyms: plane
  2. move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
       Synonyms: skim over
  3. examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
       Synonyms: scan rake glance over run down
  4. cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
       Synonyms: skip skitter
  5. coat (a liquid) with a layer
  6. remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"
       Synonyms: skim off cream off cream
  7. read superficially
       Synonyms: skim over


  1. 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"
       Synonyms: skimmed

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