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KK Pronunciation

〔 skIm 〕


〔 skim 〕

Overview of noun skim

The noun skim has 2 senses

  • skim -- (a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water")

  • skim, skimming -- (reading or glancing through quickly)

Overview of verb skim

The verb skim has 7 senses

  • plane, skim -- (travel on the surface of water)

  • skim over, skim -- (move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of)

  • scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down -- (examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi")

  • skim, skip, skitter -- (cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond")

  • skim -- (coat (a liquid) with a layer)

  • skim, skim off, cream off, cream -- (remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk")

  • skim, skim over -- (read superficially)

Overview of adj skim

The adj skim has 1 sense

  • skim, skimmed -- (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")