Definition of skim

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • skim is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 10
  • skim is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 10
  • skim is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 11

Definition of skim


  • used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed (adjective)

    Examples

    1. yogurt made with skim milk
    2. she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter

    Synonyms

    1. skimmed
  • examine hastily (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. glance over
    2. rake
    3. run down
    4. scan
  • read superficially (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. skim over
  • reading or glancing through quickly (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. skimming
  • move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. skim over
  • cause to skip over a surface (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. skip
    2. skitter
  • travel on the surface of water (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. plane
  • remove from the surface (verb)

    Examples

    1. skim cream from the surface of milk

    Synonyms

    1. cream
    2. cream off
    3. skim off
  • a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid (noun)

    Examples

    1. there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • coat (a liquid) with a layer (verb)

See definition of skim in Merriam Webster

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