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Definition 1: reading or glancing through quickly - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for skim in the sense of this definition

(skim is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

"his main reading was detective stories" "suggestions for further reading"

Definition 2: a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid - [noun denoting object]

Samples where skim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a thin skim of oil on the water

(skim is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

Definition 3: read superficially - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for skim in the sense of this definition

(skim is a kind of ...) interpret something that is written or printed

"read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

Definition 4: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for skim in the sense of this definition

(skim is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

Definition 5: remove from the surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where skim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • skim cream from the surface of milk

Synonyms for skim in the sense of this definition

(skim is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 6: cause to skip over a surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where skim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Skip a stone across the pond

Synonyms for skim in the sense of this definition

(skim is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

Definition 7: coat (a liquid) with a layer - [verb of contact]

(skim is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

Definition 8: travel on the surface of water - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for skim in the sense of this definition

(skim is a kind of ...) move smoothly and effortlessly

(... is a kind of skim ) ride on an aquaplane

(... is a kind of skim ) rise up onto a thin film of water between the tires and road so that there is no more contact with the road

"the car aquaplaned"

Definition 9: examine hastily - [verb of perception]

Samples where skim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

Synonyms for skim in the sense of this definition

(skim is a kind of ...) observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

"The customs agent examined the baggage" "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

Definition 10: used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where skim or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • yogurt made with skim milk
  • she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter

Synonyms for skim in the sense of this definition

(skim is similar to ...) without fat or fat solids

"nonfat or fat-free milk"

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