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Synonyms for skim
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. skim

    Synonyms:
    brush, glide, graze, touch

    Antonyms:
    enter, penetrate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. skimnoun

    a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid

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

    Synonyms:
    skimming

    Antonyms:
    fat, fatty

  2. skim, skimmingadjective

    reading or glancing through quickly

    Synonyms:
    grazing, shaving, skimming

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    skimmed

    Antonyms:
    fat, fatty

  4. plane, skimverb

    travel on the surface of water

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

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  5. skim over, skimverb

    move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

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

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

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

    examine hastily

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

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  7. skim, skip, skitterverb

    cause to skip over a surface

    "Skip a stone across the pond"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    fat, fatty

  8. skimverb

    coat (a liquid) with a layer

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

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  9. skim, skim off, cream off, creamverb

    remove from the surface

    "skim cream from the surface of milk"

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

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  10. skim, skim oververb

    read superficially

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

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. skimverb

    Synonyms:
    pass lightly or superficially

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "skim":

    skimmed, nonfat, non-fat, skimmed-milk

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1324cut
#1838skip
#1861jump
#2192touch
#2990cream
#3322hop
#3956scan
#4010plane
#6165brush
#6587tire
#7393exhaust
#7477bat
#7500sap
#12751lick
#14352shaving
#15075shave
#15380grazing
#19114glide
#19657rake
#26237skim
#27901thrash
#29367crease
#47400graze
#47971skimming
#56101skimmed
#57219clobber
#60390scurry
#65796nonfat
#70897scuttle
#108436scamper
#125074decamp
#188629skitter
#251241vamoose
#307570drub

How to use skim in a sentence?

  1. Tom Peters:

    Five daily newspapers arrive in my California driveway. The New York times and the Wall Street Journal are supplemented by three local papers. As for magazines, I read, or at least skim, Business Week, Forbes, The Economist, INC; Industry Week, Fortune. Other subscriptions include Sales and Marketing Management, Modern Health Care, Progressive Grocer, High Tech Business, and Slaon Management Review from MIT. I religiously read Business Tokyo, Asia Week, and Far Eastern Economic Review. I glance at Newsweek and Time ... but I devour the New Republic, Policy Review, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Monthly, and Public Interest. How about books? A dozen or more each month.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. W. S. Gilbert:

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


Translations for skim

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  • يَرْتَArabic
  • hodit žabku, listovatCzech
  • slå smut, skimme, rikochettereDanish
  • übers Wasser hüpfen lassen, überfliegen, abstreichen, abschöpfen, abprallenGerman
  • εξοστρακίζομαιGreek
  • leer, descremado, rebotar, hojear, encima, desnatar, porSpanish
  • kuoria, kimmota, silmäillä, kaapia, heittää leipiä, lukaista, heittää leipääFinnish
  • ricocher, faire, ricochets, feuilleter, des, écrémerFrench
  • kacsázik, visszapattanHungarian
  • schiumare, spannare, scremato, scremare, scorrere, rimbalzareItalian
  • 読み飛ばす, 飛びはねる, 読み流す, ざっと読むJapanese
  • kore kirīmi, kirīmikoreMāori
  • diagonaal, doorbladeren, lezen, ketsen, afromen, afschrapen, afketsen, afgeroomdDutch
  • skumleseNorwegian
  • rikoszetowaćPolish
  • superficialmente, ler, ricochetear, em, diagonalPortuguese
  • răsfoiRomanian
  • снимать, рикошетировать, бегло прочитывать, пролистывать, листать, бить рикошетом, пускать блинчикиRussian
  • rikoschettera, kasta macka, studsa, ögna igenom, skummaSwedish
  • sekmekTurkish
  • 撇去Chinese

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