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Overview of noun skim

The noun skim has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. skim

(a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water")

2. skim, skimming

(reading or glancing through quickly)


Overview of verb skim

The verb skim has 7 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) plane, skim

(travel on the surface of water)

2. (1) skim over, skim

(move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of)

3. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down

(examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi")

4. skim, skip, skitter

(cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond")

5. skim

(coat (a liquid) with a layer)

6. skim, skim off, cream off, cream

(remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk")

7. skim, skim over

(read superficially)


Overview of adj skim

The adj skim has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
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")

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