- To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.
- To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.
- To hasten along with superficial attention.
- To put on a finishing coat of plaster.
- to throw an object so it bounces on water (skimming stones)
- to ricochet
- to read quickly, skipping some detail
- I skimmed the newspaper over breakfast.
- to scrape off; to remove (something) from a surface
- to clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying on it, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface.
- to skim milk; to skim broth
- to clear a liquid from (scum or substance floating or lying on it), especially the cream that floats on top of fresh milk
- to skim cream
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