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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To remove floating matter from the top of a liquid. Also: To look through quickly without reading carefully.

Usage examples (39)
  • skim the leaves off the top of the water in the swimming pool everyday to keep it clean.
  • Yogurt made with skim milk
  • skim cream from the surface of milk
  • There was a thin skim of oil on the water for more
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