Skim The Surface

To remove fat from hot soup or broth, use a large metal spoon ($12, Target) and skim off the fat that rises to the top. Our Test Kitchen finds the easiest way to remove the fat from the broth is to chill the broth first. Cover and refrigerate the soup or broth 6 to 8 hours or until the fat solidifies on the surface. Skim the surface definition: If you skim something from the surface of a liquid, you remove it. Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. What does skim mean? To skim is to read over something quickly or to glance over something. (verb) An example of skim. Dive into an awesomely cute underwater world where cute and colorful mean looking fishes get either fed or get eaten. Chomp your way through the game eating planktons and little fishes as you. What is the definition of SKIM? What is the meaning of SKIM? How do you use SKIM in a sentence? What are synonyms for SKIM?

skim at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[skım] Low back task chair with arms.

skim at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

13c., from O.Fr. escumer 'remove scum,' from escume 'scum,' from a Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. scum 'scum'). Hence, skim milk (1596), from which the cream has been skimmed. Meaning 'to glance over carelessly' first recorded 1799; that of 'to move over lightly and rapidly' is from 1697. ///

skim at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle skimmed present participle skimming // [Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Perhaps from scum 'to remove scum' (14-19 centuries), from scum (noun)]//
1 [T] to remove something from the surface of a liquid, especially floating fat, solids, or oil: skim sth off/from sth// --After simmering the meat, skim the fat from the surface.//
2 [I and T] to read something quickly to find the main facts or ideas in it: scan// --Julie skimmed the sports page.// skim through/over// --Just skim through the second section to save time.//
3 [T] to move along quickly over a surface, never touching it or not touching it often: --seagulls skimming the waves// skim over/along/across// --The ball skimmed across the grass and stopped against the wall.//
4 skim stones/pebbles etc: BrE to throw smooth, flat stones into a lake, river etc in a way that makes them jump across the surface// American Equivalent: skip// skim off [skim sb/sth → off] phr v//
1 to take the best people or the best part of something for yourself: --Professional sport skims off all the best players.//
2 to take money illegally or dishonestly: --For years his business partner had been skimming off the profits.//

skim at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

130 Moby Thesaurus words for 'skim':
avalanche, ball the jack, barrel, blink, boom, bowl along, breeze,
breeze along, browse, brush, brush by, carefully ignore, caress,
carom, clip, coast, cold-shoulder, come in contact, contact, cream,
cut a corner, cut along, cut corners, dap, dart, dip into, dodge,
drift, examine cursorily, fleet, flit, float, flow, fly, fly low,
foot, fudge, ghost, give the once-over, glance, glance at,
glance over, glance through, glide, glissade, go fast, graze,
highball, hit, ice-skate, impinge, kiss, make knots, nip, nudge,
osculate, outstrip the wind, page through, pass over,
pass over lightly, plow the deep, pour it on, remove, ricochet,
ride, ride the sea, rip, roller-skate, rub, run, run over,
run through, sail, scamp, scan, scorch, scrape,
scratch the surface, scud, separate, shave, shoot, sideslip,
sideswipe, sizzle, skate, skateboard, ski, skid, skim over,
skim the surface, skimp, skip, skip over, skirt, sled, sleigh,
slidder, slide, slide down, slight, slip, slip through, slither,
slubber over, slur, slur over, soar, speed, squeak by, storm along,
sweep, take off, tear, tear along, thumb over, thumb through,
thunder along, toboggan, touch, touch lightly, touch upon,
touch upon lightly, walk the waters, whisk, whiz, zing, zip,
zip through, zoom

skim at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Compendium): abridge, abstract, summarize, abstract, recapitulate, review, skim, sum up, abbreviate, shorten, condense, compress, compile, collect.


skim at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb (-mm-)
1 [VN] ~ (sth off / from) sth to remove fat, cream, etc. from the surface of a liquid:
Skim the scum off the jam and let it cool. * Skim the jam and let it cool.
2 [no passive] ~ (along / over, etc.) sth to move quickly and lightly over a surface, not touching it or only touching it occasionally; to make sth do this:
[V] We watched the birds skimming over the lake. * (figurative) His eyes skimmed over her face. * [VN] The speedboat took off, skimming the waves. * (figurative) This report has barely skimmed the surface of the subject. * (BrE) Small boys were skimming stones across the water.
see also SKIP
3 ~ (through / over) sth to read sth quickly in order to find a particular point or the main points:
[V] He skimmed through the article trying to find his name. * [VN] I always skim the financial section of the newspaper.
skim sth/sb<->off to take for yourself the best part of sth, often in an unfair way:
Private companies should not be allowed to skim off profitable sectors of the postal service.

Skim at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Skim Skim, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Skimming}.] [Cf. Sw. skymma to darken. [root]158. See
1. To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or
lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just
beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.
2. To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.
3. To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to
glide swiftly along the surface of.
Homer describes Mercury as flinging himself from the
top of Olympus, and skimming the surface of the
ocean. --Hazlitt.
4. Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in
order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim
a book or a newspaper.
Skim Skim, v. i.
1. To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course;
to glide along near the surface.
Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies
o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main.
2. To hasten along with superficial attention.
They skim over a science in a very superficial
survey. --I. Watts.
3. To put on the finishing coat of plaster.
Skim Skim, a.
Contraction of {Skimming} and {Skimmed}.
{Skim coat}, the final or finishing coat of plaster.
{Skim colter}, a colter for paring off the surface of land.
{Skim milk}, skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been

skim at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

A {Scheme} implementation with {packages} and other
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skim at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: travel on the surface of water [syn: {plane}]
2: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of [syn: {skim
3: examine hastily; 'She scanned the newspaper headlines while
waiting for the taxi' [syn: {scan}, {rake}, {glance over},
{run down}]
4: cause to skip over a surface; 'Skip a stone across the pond'
[syn: {skip}, {skitter}]
5: coat (a liquid) with a layer
6: remove from the surface; 'skim cream from the surface of
milk' [syn: {skim off}, {cream off}, {cream}]
7: read superficially [syn: {skim over}]
[also: {skimming}, {skimmed}]
n 1: a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; 'there was a
thin skim of oil on the water'
2: reading or glancing through quickly [syn: {skimming}]
[also: {skimming}, {skimmed}]
adj : 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' [syn: {skimmed}]
[also: {skimming}, {skimmed}]

skim at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » skimmen lang=enm


* Inter: IPA » /skɪm/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /skIm/
  • : Inter: rhymes » ɪm


    Inter: en-verb » skim m ed

  • Inter: transitiv » e to throw an object so it bounces on water (skimming stones)
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e to ricochet
    2. Inter: intransitiv » e to read quickly, skipping some detail
    3. Inter: transitiv » e to scrape off; to remove (something) from a surface
    4. Inter: transitiv » e to carefully remove the cream that floats on top of fresh milk

      Derived terms

      * skim through

  • skim over
  • skim off
  • skimmed milk
  • skimmer
  • semi-skimmed


    Inter: trans-top » throw an object so it bounces on water
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da slå smut
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl ketsen
  • Finnish: heittää leipää, heittää leipiä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr faire Inter: t+ » fr des Inter: t+ » fr ricochets
  • German: Inter: t- » de übers Wasser hüpfen lassen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu kacsázik
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru пускать блинчики tr=puskátʹ blínčiki
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es rebotar
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv kasta macka

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » ricochet
    • Arabic: Inter: Arab » يَرْتَ
    • Danish: rikochettere
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl afketsen
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi kimmota
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr ricocher
    • German: abprallen
    • Greek: εξοστρακίζομαι (eksostrakizomai)
    • Hungarian: visszapattan
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it rimbalzare

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja 飛びはねる tr=ひびはねる, hibihaneru sc=Jpan
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl rikoszetować
  • Portuguese: ricochetear
  • Romanian: a ricoșa
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru рикошетировать tr=rikošetírovatʹ, Inter: t- » ru бить рикошетом tr=bitʹ rikošétom sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es rebotar
  • Swedish: rikoschettera, studsa
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr sekmek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » read quickly, skipping some detail
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn 瀏覽 sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn 浏览 tr=liúlǎn sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs listovat
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da skimme
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl doorbladeren, Inter: t+ » nl diagonaal Inter: t+ » nl lezen
    • Finnish: lukea pintapuolisesti, lukea hutaisten, lukaista, silmäillä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr feuilleter
    • German: Inter: t+ » de überfliegen
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it scorrere

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja ざっと読む tr=ざっとよむ, zatto yomu sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja 読み飛ばす tr=よみとばす, yomitobasu sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja 読み流す tr=よみながす, yominagasu sc=Jpan
  • Norwegian: skumlese
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt ler Inter: t+ » pt superficialmente, Inter: t+ » pt ler Inter: t+ » pt em Inter: t+ » pt diagonal
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro răsfoi alt=a răsfoi
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  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru бегло прочитывать tr=béglo pročítyvatʹ sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru пролистывать tr=prolístyvatʹ sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru листать tr=listátʹ sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es hojear, Inter: t+ » es leer Inter: t+ » es por Inter: t+ » es encima
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv skumma, Inter: t+ » sv ögna igenom

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » scrape off; remove (something) from a surface
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl afschrapen, Inter: t+ » nl afromen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi kuoria

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de abschöpfen, Inter: t- » de abstreichen
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es desnatar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » remove cream
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi kuoria, Inter: t+ » fi kaapia
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru снимать tr=snimátʹ sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » сли́вки

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t » es desnatar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv skumma

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fa: Inter: fa-Arab » کف گیری (kaf gīrī)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-adj » -
    Inter: context » of milk Having lowered fat content.

    Derived terms

    * skim milk


    Inter: trans-top » having lowered fat content
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl afgeroomd
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi kuoria, Inter: t- » fi kimmota

    Skim The Surface Idiom

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it scremato
  • Spanish: Inter: t » es descremado

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Liquids -
    Translation: et » skim
    Translation: fr » Skim The Surfaceskim
    Translation: ko » skim
    Translation: io » skim
    Translation: kn » skim
    Translation: lt » skim
    Translation: mg » skim
    Translation: ml » skim
    Translation: my » skim
    Translation: pl » Surfaceskim
    Translation: pt » skim
    Translation: ru » skim
    Translation: fi » skim
    Translation: ta » skim
    Translation: te » skim

    Skim The Surface Def

    Translation: vi » skim

    Skim The Surface Synonym

    Translation: zh »

    Skim The Surface Crossword


    Skim The Surface

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