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See definition of skim on Dictionary.com
  • verbremove the top part
  • verbglide over quickly, lightly
  • verblook through cursorily

synonyms for skim

  • glance
  • graze
  • shave
  • brush
  • cream
  • dip
  • ladle
  • ream
  • scoop
  • separate
  • top
  • get the cream
See also synonyms for: skimmed / skimming
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antonyms for skim

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  • pour
  • land
  • pour
  • walk
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How to use skim in a sentence

All summer we have had three calves that came to the orchard fence twice a day to get their ration of skim milk and feeding flour.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
When the birds are done, skim off all grease, add the juice of a lemon, and serve hot.
DRESSED GAME AND POULTRY LA MODEHARRIET A. DE SALIS
You don't suppose, do you, I've had time since Tuesday to read all this through and skim off the cream?'
WANDERING HEATHSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
In our own little book we have been compelled to skim lightly, and, in many places, to pass over subjects of great interest.
THE OCEAN AND ITS WONDERSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Now, I have made a calculation, and I am satisfied that Mrs. Skim can not possibly make much profit out of me.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
I could get a variety of delicacies for breakfast at the Clarendon, that are out of the question at Mrs. Skim's.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
Now, sleep at the Clarendon is an expensive article; whereas, sleep at Mrs. Skim's, is decidedly cheap.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
Here lay a broken spar half buried in the sand, part of the complex fabric that once enabled some fair ship to skim the waves.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
The Gull flies beautifully, as if he knew his power, and loved to show how he can skim and dive through the air.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
When a storm is coming, Virgil also makes his swallows skim low about the lake, which agrees with the observation above.
A YEAR IN THE FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
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WORDS RELATED TO SKIM

  • cruise
  • flit
  • glide
  • hurry
  • move
  • pass
  • sail
  • sally
  • skim
  • slide
  • slip
  • sweep
  • trip
  • waltz
  • zip
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