Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun skim

2 senses of skim

Sense 1
skim -- (a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water")
       => covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

Sense 2
skim, skimming -- (reading or glancing through quickly)
       => reading -- (the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb skim

7 senses of skim

Sense 1
plane, skim -- (travel on the surface of water)
       => glide -- (move smoothly and effortlessly)

Sense 2
skim over, skim -- (move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of)
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 3
scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down -- (examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi")
       => examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

Sense 4
skim, skip, skitter -- (cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond")
       => throw -- (propel through the air; "throw a frisbee")

Sense 5
skim -- (coat (a liquid) with a layer)
       => coat, surface -- (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate")

Sense 6
skim, skim off, cream off, cream -- (remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "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")
          Phrasal Verb-> skim off#2

Sense 7
skim, skim over -- (read superficially)
       => read -- (interpret something that is written or printed; "read the advertisement"; "Have you read Salman Rushdie?")

Antonyms of adj skim

1 sense of skim

Sense 1
skim, skimmed -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA nonfat) -> fatty, fat -- (containing or composed of fat; "fatty food"; "fat tissue")

Similarity of adj skim

1 sense of skim

Sense 1
skim, skimmed -- (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")
       => nonfat (vs. fatty), fat-free, fatless -- (without fat or fat solids; "nonfat or fat-free milk")

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