Pronunciation: skĭm
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Skimmed (skĭmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Skimming.]
2.To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.
3.To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.
4.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.1.To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.
2.To hasten along with superficial attention.
3.To put on the finishing coat of plaster.
a.1.Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed.
Skim coat
the final or finishing coat of plaster.
Skim colter
a colter for paring off the surface of land.
Skim milk
skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been taken.
Noun1.skim - a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water"
2.skim - reading or glancing through quickly
Synonyms: skimming
Verb1.skim - travel on the surface of water
Synonyms: plane
2.skim - move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
Synonyms: skim over
3.skim - examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
4.skim - cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
Synonyms: skitter, skip
5.skim - coat (a liquid) with a layer
6.skim - remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"
7.skim - read superficially
Synonyms: skim over
Adj.1.skim - 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"
Synonyms: skimmed
(language)Skim - A Scheme implementation with packages and other enhancements, by Alain Deutsch et al, France.
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