1. [Noun]: a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water"

2. [Noun]: reading or glancing through quickly

3. 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"

4. [Verb]: remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"

5. [Verb]: cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"

6. [Verb]: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

7. [Verb]: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

8. [Verb]: coat (a liquid) with a layer

9. [Verb]: travel on the surface of water

10. [Verb]: read superficially

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