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Meaning of word skim from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

skim   noun

Meaning : A thin layer covering the surface of a liquid.

Example : There was a thin skim of oil on the water.

Meaning : Reading or glancing through quickly.

Synonyms : skimming

skim   verb

Meaning : Travel on the surface of water.

Synonyms : plane

Meaning : Move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of.

Synonyms : skim over

Meaning : Examine hastily.

Example : She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi.

Synonyms : glance over, rake, run down, scan

Meaning : Cause to skip over a surface.

Example : Skip a stone across the pond.

Synonyms : skip, skitter

Meaning : Coat (a liquid) with a layer.

Meaning : Remove from the surface.

Example : Skim cream from the surface of milk.

Synonyms : cream, cream off, skim off

Meaning : Read superficially.

Synonyms : skim over

skim   adjective

Meaning : Used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed.

Example : Yogurt made with skim milk.
She can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter.

Synonyms : skimmed