verb (used with object), skimmed, skimming.
to take up or remove (floating matter) from the surface of a liquid, as with a spoon or ladle:
to skim the cream from milk.
to clear (liquid) thus:
to skim milk.
to move or glide lightly over or along (a surface, as of water):
The sailboat skimmed the lake.
to throw in a smooth, gliding path over or near a surface, or so as to bounce or ricochet along a surface:
to skim a stone across the lake.
to read, study, consider, treat, etc., in a superficial or cursory manner.
to cover, as a liquid, with a thin film or layer:
Ice skimmed the lake at night.
to take the best or most available parts or items from:
Bargain hunters skimmed the flea markets early in the morning.
to take (the best or most available parts or items) from something:
The real bargains had been skimmed by early shoppers.
Metallurgy. to remove (slag, scum, or dross) from the surface of molten metal.
to conceal a portion of (winnings, earnings, etc.) in order to avoid paying income taxes, commissions, or the like on the actual total revenue (sometimes followed by off):
The casino skimmed two million a year.
to take, remove, or appropriate for illegal use:
to skim information from another’s credit card.
verb (used without object), skimmed, skimming.
to pass or glide lightly over or near a surface.
to read, study, consider, etc., something in a superficial or cursory way.
to become covered with a thin film or layer.
Slang. to conceal gambling or other profits so as to avoid paying taxes, etc.; practice skimming.
an act or instance of skimming.
something that is skimmed off.
a thin layer or film formed on the surface of something, especially a liquid, as the coagulated protein material formed on boiled milk.
a thin layer, as of mortar.
Slang. the amount taken or concealed by skimming.
verb skims, skimming, skimmed
(transitive) to remove floating material from the surface of (a liquid), as with a spoon: to skim milk
to glide smoothly or lightly over (a surface)
(transitive) to throw (something) in a path over a surface, so as to bounce or ricochet: to skim stones over water
when intr, usually foll by through. to read (a book) in a superficial or cursory manner
to cover (a liquid) with a thin layer or (of liquid) to become coated in this way, as with ice, scum, etc
the act or process of skimming
material skimmed off a liquid, esp off milk
the liquid left after skimming
any thin layer covering a surface
A Scheme implementation with packages and other enhancements, by Alain Deutsch et al, France.
noun 1. a one-piece pullover covering for the head and face, generally of knitted material with holes for the eyes, the mouth, and sometimes the nose, originally worn by skiers and used to protect the face against cold and wind.
or skimble-skamble [skim-buh l-skam-buh l; skim-uh l-skam-uh l] /ˈskɪm bəlˌskæm bəl; ˈskɪm əlˌskæm əl/ adjective 1. rambling; confused; nonsensical: a skimble-scamble explanation. skimble-scamble /ˈskɪmbəlˈskæmbəl/ adjective 1. rambling; confused noun 2. meaningless discourse
noun, Australian. 1. a small piece or quantity; a bit: Not even a skerrick of cake was left. noun 1. (US & Austral, NZ) a small fragment or amount (esp in the phrase not a skerrick)
adjective 1. inclined to skepticism; having an attitude of doubt: a skeptical young woman who will question whatever you say. 2. doubtful about a particular thing: My teacher thinks I can get a scholarship, but I’m skeptical. 3. showing doubt: a skeptical smile. 4. denying or questioning the tenets of a religion: a skeptical approach […]