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  Words related to skim

Related / Similar Words: skimming, skim over, skim off, cream off, cream, skip, skitter, plane, scan, rake, glance over, run down, skimmed

 

Definition:
  • reading or glancing through quickly;
  • a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water";
  • read superficially;
  • move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of;
  • remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk";
  • coat (a liquid) with a layer;
  • cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond";
  • travel on the surface of water;
  • examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi";
  • 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";

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    See Also: cream off, skim off

     

    Hyponyms: aquaplane

     

    Derivational Morphology: scan, rake, glance over, run down, skim over, skim off, cream off, cream, skimming, skimmer

     

    Language Translations:
    Danish: rikochettere and skimme   Dutch: afketsen and doorbladeren  
    Finnish: kimmota and lukea   French: feuilleter and ricocher  
    German: abprallen and überfliegen   Greek: εξοστρακίζομαι  
    Hungarian: visszapattan   Italian: rimbalzare and scorrere  
    Japanese: ざっと読む and 飛びはねる   Norwegian: skumlese  
    Portuguese: ler and ricochetear   Romanian: ricoşa and răsfoi  
    Russian: рикошетировать   Spanish: hojear and rebotar  
    Swedish: rikoschettera and skumma   Turkish: sekmek  
     
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