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Synonyms for skimskɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skim(noun)

    a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid

    Synonyms:
    skimming

    Antonyms:
    fat, fatty

  2. skim, skimming(adj)

    reading or glancing through quickly

    Synonyms:
    grazing, skim, shaving, skimming

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  3. skim, skimmed(verb)

    used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed

    Synonyms:
    skimmed, skim

    Antonyms:
    fat, fatty

  4. plane, skim(verb)

    travel on the surface of water

    Synonyms:
    plane, skim over, cream, cream off, skitter, rake, skim, scan, shave, skip, run down, skim off, glance over

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  5. skim over, skim(verb)

    move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

    Synonyms:
    plane, skim over, cream, cream off, skitter, run down, skim, scan, skip, rake, skim off, glance over

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  6. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down(verb)

    examine hastily

    Synonyms:
    plane, run over, conk out, play out, scan, graze, sap, skim off, skim, skitter, crease, run down, poop out, run out, peter out, exhaust, glance over, check out, cream, rake, cream off, read, skip, skim over, tire

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  7. skim, skip, skitter(verb)

    cause to skip over a surface

    Synonyms:
    plane, skip over, bound off, hop, scurry, scan, decamp, skim over, vamoose, skim off, hop-skip, run down, cut, scuttle, glance over, pass over, skitter, cream, rake, skim, cream off, skip, scamper, jump

    Antonyms:
    fat, fatty

  8. skim(verb)

    coat (a liquid) with a layer

    Synonyms:
    plane, skip, cream, cream off, skitter, run down, scan, rake, skim off, skim over, glance over

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  9. skim, skim off, cream off, cream(verb)

    remove from the surface

    Synonyms:
    bat, clobber, scan, thrash, skim over, skim off, skim, run down, lick, glance over, plane, skitter, drub, cream, rake, cream off, skip

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

  10. skim, skim over(verb)

    read superficially

    Synonyms:
    plane, skip, cream, cream off, skitter, run down, skim, scan, rake, skim off, skim over, glance over

    Antonyms:
    fatty, fat

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. skim(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    pass lightly or superficially

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

skimmed, nonfat, non-fat, skimmed-milk


Translations for skim

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • يَرْتَArabic
  • listovat, hodit žabkuCzech
  • slå smut, skimme, rikochettereDanish
  • abschöpfen, abprallen, überfliegen, übers Wasser hüpfen lassen, abstreichenGerman
  • εξοστρακίζομαιGreek
  • desnatar, por, hojear, rebotar, descremado, leer, encimaSpanish
  • kaapia, kuoria, lukaista, heittää leipiä, silmäillä, kimmota, heittää leipääFinnish
  • ricochets, faire, feuilleter, écrémer, ricocher, desFrench
  • visszapattan, kacsázikHungarian
  • scremare, schiumare, scremato, scorrere, spannare, rimbalzareItalian
  • 読み流す, ざっと読む, 読み飛ばす, 飛びはねるJapanese
  • kore kirīmi, kirīmikoreMāori
  • ketsen, afromen, afketsen, afgeroomd, afschrapen, diagonaal, lezen, doorbladerenDutch
  • skumleseNorwegian
  • rikoszetowaćPolish
  • diagonal, ler, ricochetear, em, superficialmentePortuguese
  • răsfoiRomanian
  • листать, бегло прочитывать, рикошетировать, пускать блинчики, снимать, пролистывать, бить рикошетомRussian
  • skumma, rikoschettera, ögna igenom, studsa, kasta mackaSwedish
  • sekmekTurkish
  • 撇去Chinese

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