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Synonyms for skim

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. skim

    brush, glide, graze, touch

    enter, penetrate

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. skimnoun

    a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid

    "there was a thin skim of oil on the water"


    fat, fatty

  2. skim, skimmingadjective

    reading or glancing through quickly

    grazing, shaving, skimming

    fatty, fat

  3. skim, skimmedverb

    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"


    fat, fatty

  4. plane, skimverb

    travel on the surface of water

    plane, skim over, cream, cream off, skitter, rake, scan, shave, skip, run down, skim off, glance over

    fatty, fat

  5. skim over, skimverb

    move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

    plane, skim over, cream, cream off, skitter, run down, scan, skip, rake, skim off, glance over

    fatty, fat

  6. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run downverb

    examine hastily

    "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

    plane, run over, conk out, play out, scan, graze, sap, skim off, skitter, crease, run down, poop out, run out, peter out, exhaust, glance over, check out, cream, rake, cream off, read, skip, skim over, tire

    fatty, fat

  7. skim, skip, skitterverb

    cause to skip over a surface

    "Skip a stone across the pond"

    plane, skip over, bound off, hop, scurry, scan, decamp, skim over, vamoose, skim off, hop-skip, run down, cut, scuttle, glance over, pass over, skitter, cream, rake, cream off, skip, scamper, jump

    fat, fatty

  8. skimverb

    coat (a liquid) with a layer

    plane, skip, cream, cream off, skitter, run down, scan, rake, skim off, skim over, glance over

    fatty, fat

  9. skim, skim off, cream off, creamverb

    remove from the surface

    "skim cream from the surface of milk"

    bat, clobber, scan, thrash, skim over, skim off, run down, lick, glance over, plane, skitter, drub, cream, rake, cream off, skip

    fatty, fat

  10. skim, skim oververb

    read superficially

    plane, skip, cream, cream off, skitter, run down, scan, rake, skim off, skim over, glance over

    fatty, fat

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. skimverb

    pass lightly or superficially

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "skim":

    skimmed, nonfat, non-fat, skimmed-milk

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How to use skim in a sentence?

  1. W. S. Gilbert:

    Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream.

  2. Mahabharata:

    Just as the track of birds that cleave the air Is not discovered, nor yet the path of fish That skim the water, so the course of those Who do good actions is not always seen.

  3. Kris Charles:

    Cereal is a delicious and nutritious breakfast, numerous studies show that a cereal breakfast is associated with lower BMIs (body mass index) in both children and adults. As a matter of fact, a serving of Frosted Flakes with skim milk has just 150 calories and delivers valuable nutrients including calcium, B vitamins and iron.

  4. Chris Weidman:

    When I have coffee I can have regular milk not skim milk, they don’t’ want anything low-fat. Non-fat is like, not allowed.

Translations for skim

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  • يَرْتَArabic
  • hodit žabku, listovatCzech
  • skimme, rikochettere, slå smutDanish
  • abprallen, abstreichen, abschöpfen, übers Wasser hüpfen lassen, überfliegenGerman
  • εξοστρακίζομαιGreek
  • encima, rebotar, hojear, descremado, por, leer, desnatarSpanish
  • لاغریPersian
  • silmäillä, heittää leipiä, kimmota, heittää leipää, kaapia, lukaista, kuoriaFinnish
  • écrémer, ricocher, des, feuilleter, faire, ricochetsFrench
  • kacsázik, visszapattanHungarian
  • schiumare, scremato, rimbalzare, scorrere, scremare, spannareItalian
  • לְרַחֵףHebrew
  • 飛びはねる, ざっと読む, 読み流す, 読み飛ばすJapanese
  • kirīmikore, kore kirīmiMāori
  • afromen, doorbladeren, afgeroomd, diagonaal, afschrapen, lezen, afketsen, ketsenDutch
  • skumleseNorwegian
  • rikoszetowaćPolish
  • ricochetear, diagonal, superficialmente, em, lerPortuguese
  • răsfoiRomanian
  • снимать, пускать блинчики, листать, бегло прочитывать, пролистывать, бить рикошетом, рикошетироватьRussian
  • studsa, skumma, kasta macka, rikoschettera, ögna igenomSwedish
  • sekmekTurkish
  • אָפּשעפּןYiddish
  • 撇去Chinese

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