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skim - Dictionary definition and meaning for word skim

Definition
(noun) a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
Example Sentence
  • there was a thin skim of oil on the water

Definition
(noun) reading or glancing through quickly
Synonyms : skimming

Definition
(verb) travel on the surface of water
Synonyms : plane

Definition
(verb) move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
Synonyms : skim over

Definition
(verb) examine hastily
Synonyms : glance over , rake , run down , scan
Example Sentence
  • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

Definition
(verb) cause to skip over a surface
Synonyms : skip , skitter
Example Sentence
  • Skip a stone across the pond

Definition
(verb) coat (a liquid) with a layer
Definition
(verb) remove from the surface
Synonyms : cream , cream off , skim off
Example Sentence
  • skim cream from the surface of milk

Definition
(verb) read superficially
Synonyms : skim over

Definition
(adj) used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed
Synonyms : skimmed
Example Sentence
  • yogurt made with skim milk
  • she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for skim

SKIM to flit through quickly..to glide through or read quickly.
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by pushpa_edit

skip
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by SHAKAL

swim over the syllabus
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by harshavardhan

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