Part of speech: participle


Part of speech: verb

To remove ( floating matter) from the surface of a liquid.

Part of speech: verb

To move lightly over; glance over superficially.

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Usage examples "skim":

  1. He was hardly aware of the Bishop, so lightly did she skim over him. - "The Pastor's Wife", Elizabeth von Arnim.
  2. Three times they swooped low, to skim along just over the crest of the waves, only to tilt upward again. - "Curlie Carson Listens In", Roy J. Snell.
  3. Bring to a quick boil, skim, and set back to simmer. - "Dishes & Beverages of the Old South", Martha McCulloch Williams.