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    skim

    skim - Dictionary definition and meaning for word skim

    Definition
    (noun) a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    Example Sentence
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
    Definition
    (noun) reading or glancing through quickly
    Synonyms : skimming
    Definition
    (verb) travel on the surface of water
    Synonyms : plane
    Definition
    (verb) move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
    Synonyms : skim over
    Definition
    (verb) examine hastily
    Synonyms : glance over , rake , run down , scan
    Example Sentence
    • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi
    Definition
    (verb) cause to skip over a surface
    Synonyms : skip , skitter
    Example Sentence
    • Skip a stone across the pond
    Definition
    (verb) coat (a liquid) with a layer Definition
    (verb) remove from the surface
    Synonyms : cream , cream off , skim off
    Example Sentence
    • skim cream from the surface of milk
    Definition
    (verb) read superficially
    Synonyms : skim over
    Definition
    (adj) used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed
    Synonyms : skimmed
    Example Sentence
    • yogurt made with skim milk
    • she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for skim

SKIM to flit through quickly..to glide through or read quickly.

skip

swim over the syllabus

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