HyperDic: skim

English > 10 senses of the word skim:
VERBmotionskim, planetravel on the surface of water
contactskim, skim overmove or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
perceptionskim, scan, rake, glance over, run downexamine hastily
contactskim, skip, skittercause to skip over a surface
contactskimcoat / coat (a liquid / liquid) with a layer
contactskim, skim off, cream off, creamremove from the surface
cognitionskim, skim overread superficially
NOUNobjectskima thin layer covering the surface of a liquid / liquid
communicationskim, skimmingreading or glancing through quickly
ADJECTIVEallskim, skimmedused of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed
skim > pronunciation
Soundsskih'm
Rhymesacronym ... whim: 31 rhymes with ihm...
English > skim: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsed of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed.
Examples
  • "yogurt made with skim milk"
  • "she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter"
Synonymskimmed
Broadernonfat, fat-free, fatlessWithout fat / fat or fat / fat solids
Spanishdescremado, desnatado
Catalandescremat, desnatat
English > skim: 10 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA thin layer covering the surface of a liquid / liquid.
Example"there was a thin skim of oil on the water"
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Verbsskimremove from the surface
skimcoat / coat (a liquid / liquid) with a layer
English > skim: 10 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningreading or glancing through quickly.
Synonymskimming
BroaderreadingThe cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
Verbsskimread superficially
skimexamine hastily
English > skim: 10 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTravel on the surface of water.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymplane
Entailed bywater skiride water skis
Narroweraquaplaneride on an aquaplane
aquaplaneRise up onto a thin film of water between the tires and road so that there is no more contact with the road
BroaderglideMove smoothly and effortlessly
English > skim: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningMove or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymskim over
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Spanishrozar
English > skim: 10 senses > verb 3, perception
MeaningExamine hastily.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsscan, rake, glance over, run down
Broaderexamine, seeobserve, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
Spanishescudriñar, explorar, hurgar
Catalanescodrinyar, escorcollar, examinar, explorar, furgar
Nounsskim, skimmingreading or glancing through quickly
English > skim: 10 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningCause to skip over a surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsskip, skitter
BroaderthrowPropel through the air
English > skim: 10 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningcoat / coat (a liquid / liquid) with a layer.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broadercoat, surfacePut a coat on
Nounsskima thin layer covering the surface of a liquid / liquid
English > skim: 10 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningRemove from the surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"skim cream from the surface of milk"
Synonymsskim off, cream off, cream
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
See alsoskim offpick the best
Spanishdesnatar, espumar
Catalandespumar, escumar
Nounsskima thin layer covering the surface of a liquid / liquid
skimmera cooking utensil used to skim fat from the surface of liquids / liquids
skimmingthe act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid / liquid
English > skim: 10 senses > verb 7, cognition
Meaningread superficially.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymskim over
Broaderreadinterpret something that is written or printed
Spanishexaminar ligeramente, hojear, leer por encima, leer
Catalanfullejar
Nounsskim, skimmingreading or glancing through quickly
skimmera rapid superficial reader

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