Definition of 'skim'

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Example sentences containing 'skim'

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You should be just like a stone skimming the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For about a minute they skimmed along in a hail of rock and ice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The blue milk was like skimmed milk. Max Arthur Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)This should skim off the surface rust before it has chance to cause too much damage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The culture on offer is so rich that you can end up just skimming the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It can be served with custard made with skimmed milk. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Any impurities are skimmed off the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Cup of tea or coffee with skimmed milk. The Sun (2011)The tow rope became taut and her boat seemed to be skimming along the surface of the loch. Paige, Frances The Glasgow Girls (1994)You simply skim along its surface. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But we shouldn't skim too quickly over these commencement addresses. Christianity Today (2000)The pilots skimmed the surface at 400 feet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The world was said to have narrowly missed a global catastrophe on Tuesday when an asteroid skimmed past. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Let simmer for 30 minutes, skimming frequently to remove impurities that float to the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2010)AN asteroid bigger than a double-decker bus will skim past Earth today. The Sun (2010)THEY were once the simple pleasures of childhood - skimming a stone across a pond, climbing a tree and building a den. The Sun (2012)

Synonyms of 'skim'

remove, separate, cream, take off
scan, glance, run your eye over, thumb or leaf through

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Used Occasionally. skim is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'skim'

British English: skim VERB
If you skim something from the surface of a liquid, you remove it.
Rough seas today prevented specially equipped ships from skimming oil off the water's surface.
  • American English: skim
  • Brazilian Portuguese: desnatar
  • Chinese: 撇去 >液体表面的浮物
  • European Spanish: retirar
  • French: enlever
  • German: abschöpfen
  • Italian: rimuovere dalla superficie
  • Japanese: 取り除く
  • Korean: > 걷어 내다수면에 뜬 것을
  • European Portuguese: desnatar
  • Spanish: retirar


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