Synonyms of skim
1 removeDictionary • Skim off the fat.
remove • He removed his jacket.
2 glideDictionary • seagulls skimming over the waves
glide • The royal ships glided past fjords and dramatic waterfalls.
fly • The bird flew away.
coast • I slipped into neutral gear and coasted down the slope.
plane • The boats planed across the lake with the greatest of ease.
sail • We got into the lift and sailed to the top floor.
float • barges floating quietly by the grassy river banks
dart • She darted away through the trees.
scud • heavy, rain-laden clouds scudding across the sky
PHRASAL VERB:▷ skim something off
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coastIf a vehicle coasts somewhere, it continues to move there with the motor switched off, or without being pushed or pedalled.
• I slipped into neutral gear and coasted down the slope.
dartIf a person or animal darts somewhere, they move there suddenly and quickly.
• She darted away through the trees.
floatIf something or someone is floating in a liquid, they are in the liquid, on or just below the surface, and are being supported by it. You can also float something on a liquid.
• barges floating quietly by the grassy river banks
Thesaurus for skim from the Collins English Thesaurus
to remove floating material from the surface of (a liquid), as with a spoon
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