"skim" in the noun sense
a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
"there was a thin skim of oil on the water"
2. skim, skimming
reading or glancing through quickly
"skim" in the verb sense
1. plane, skim
travel on the surface of water
2. skim over, skim
move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
3. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down
"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
4. skim, skip, skitter
cause to skip over a surface
"Skip a stone across the pond"
coat (a liquid) with a layer
6. skim, skim off, cream off, cream
remove from the surface
"skim cream from the surface of milk"
7. skim, skim over
"skim" in the adjective sense
1. skim, skimmed
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"
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