Dictionary Results for skims

1. skim - noun

· a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water"

Hypernym(s): covering, natural_covering, cover

2. skim - noun

· reading or glancing through quickly

Synonym(s): skimming

Hypernym(s): reading

3. skim - verb

· travel on the surface of water

Synonym(s): plane

Hypernym(s): glide

4. skim - verb

· move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

Synonym(s): skim_over

Hypernym(s): touch

5. skim - verb

· examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

Synonym(s): scan, rake, glance_over, run_down

Hypernym(s): examine, see

6. skim - verb

· cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"

Synonym(s): skip, skitter

Hypernym(s): throw

7. skim - verb

· coat (a liquid) with a layer

Hypernym(s): coat, surface

8. skim - verb

· remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"

Synonym(s): skim_off, cream_off, cream

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw

9. skim - verb

· read superficially

Synonym(s): skim_over

Hypernym(s): read

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