Found 3 items, similar to skim.
English → Indonesian
English → English
v 1: travel on the surface of water [syn: plane
2: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of [syn: skim over
3: examine hastily; “She scanned the newspaper headlines while
waiting for the taxi”
, glance over
4: cause to skip over a surface; “Skip a stone across the pond”
5: coat (a liquid) with a layer
6: remove from the surface; “skim cream from the surface of
[syn: skim off
, cream off
7: read superficially [syn: skim over
n 1: a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; “there was a
thin skim of oil on the water”
2: reading or glancing through quickly [syn: skimming
adj : used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been
removed; “yogurt made with skim milk”
; “she can drink
skimmed milk but should avoid butter”
English → English
Contraction of Skimming
, the final or finishing coat of plaster.
, a colter for paring off the surface of land.
, skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been
(sk[i^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skimmed
p. pr. & vb. n. Skimming
.] [Cf. Sw. skymma to darken.
[root]158. See Scum
1. To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or
lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just
beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.
2. To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.
3. To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to
glide swiftly along the surface of.
Homer describes Mercury as flinging himself from the
top of Olympus, and skimming the surface of the
4. Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in
order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim
a book or a newspaper.
, v. i.
1. To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course;
to glide along near the surface.
Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain,
Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the
2. To hasten along with superficial attention.
They skim over a science in a very superficial
survey. --I. Watts.
3. To put on the finishing coat of plaster.