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English adjective: skim

1. skim used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed


SamplesYogurt made with skim milk.
She can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter.


Synonymsskimmed


Similarfat-free, fatless, nonfat


Antonymsfatty, fat


English noun: skim

1. skim (object) a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid


SamplesThere was a thin skim of oil on the water.


Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering

2. skim (communication) reading or glancing through quickly


Synonymsskimming


Broader (hypernym)reading


English verb: skim

1. skim (motion) travel on the surface of water


Synonymsplane


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)glide


Narrower (hyponym)aquaplane, aquaplane

2. skim (contact) move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of


Synonymsskim over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)touch

3. skim (perception) examine hastily


SamplesShe scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi.


Synonymsglance over, rake, run down, scan


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)examine, see

4. skim (contact) cause to skip over a surface


SamplesSkip a stone across the pond.


Synonymsskip, skitter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)throw

5. skim (contact) coat (a liquid) with a layer


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)coat, surface

6. skim (contact) remove from the surface


SamplesSkim cream from the surface of milk.


Synonymscream, cream off, skim off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

7. skim (cognition) read superficially


Synonymsskim over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)read









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