• (v. t.) To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.
  • (v. t.) To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.
  • (v. t.) To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.
  • (v. t.) Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim a book or a newspaper.
  • (v. i.) To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.
  • (v. i.) To hasten along with superficial attention.
  • (v. i.) To put on the finishing coat of plaster.
  • (a.) Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed.

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skim vs. skit

skid vs. skim

skim vs. skin

skim vs. swim

skim vs. slim

skim vs. slender

glide vs. skim

skim vs. skimmingly

scoop vs. skim

skim vs. soar

skim vs. skimming

flote vs. skim

browse vs. skim

scud vs. skim

peruse vs. skim

content vs. skim

fat vs. skim

lower vs. skim

skim vs. skimmer

milk vs. skim

cream vs. skim

skim vs. surface

scrape vs. skim

remove vs. skim

skim vs. skip

ricochet vs. skim

skim vs. water

bounce vs. skim

skim vs. throw

plaster vs. skim

riffle vs. skim

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