1. To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.
  2. To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.
  3. To hasten along with superficial attention.
  4. To put on a finishing coat of plaster.
  5. to throw an object so it bounces on water (skimming stones)
  6. to ricochet
  7. to read quickly, skipping some detail
    I skimmed the newspaper over breakfast.
  8. to scrape off; to remove (something) from a surface
  9. 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
  10. 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


  1. Having lowered fat content.

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