Synonyms for skim

Synonyms for (noun) skim

Synonyms: skim, skimming

Definition: reading or glancing through quickly

Similar words: reading

Definition: the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

Usage: his main reading was detective stories; suggestions for further reading


Synonyms: skim

Definition: a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid

Usage: there was a thin skim of oil on the water

Similar words: cover, covering, natural covering

Definition: a natural object that covers or envelops

Usage: under a covering of dust; the fox was flushed from its cover

Synonyms for (verb) skim

Synonyms: skim, skim over

Definition: read superficially

Similar words: read

Definition: interpret something that is written or printed

Usage: read the advertisement; Have you read Salman Rushdie?


Synonyms: skim, skim over

Definition: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

Similar words: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband


Synonyms: skim, skim off, cream, cream off

Definition: remove from the surface

Usage: skim cream from the surface of milk

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: skim

Definition: coat (a liquid) with a layer

Similar words: surface, coat

Definition: put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

Usage: coat the cake with chocolate


Synonyms: skim, skip, skitter

Definition: cause to skip over a surface

Usage: Skip a stone across the pond

Similar words: throw

Definition: propel through the air

Usage: throw a frisbee


Synonyms: skim, plane

Definition: travel on the surface of water

Similar words: glide

Definition: move smoothly and effortlessly


Synonyms: glance over, rake, run down, scan, skim

Definition: examine hastily

Usage: She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

Similar words: see, examine

Definition: observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

Usage: The customs agent examined the baggage; I must see your passport before you can enter the country

Synonyms for (adjective) skim

Synonyms: skim, skimmed

Definition: used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed

Usage: yogurt made with skim milk; she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter

Similar words: nonfat, fat-free, fatless

Definition: without fat or fat solids

Usage: nonfat or fat-free milk