An example of skim is when you just take a quick glance at your class notes.
An example of skim is when you use a net to fish leaves out of the swimming pool.
An example of skim means that you steal money from the cash register when you are working.
Skimmed through the newspaper.
A skim of ice on the pond.
A pond skimmed with ice.
To skim milk; to skim broth.
Origin of skim
- Middle English skimmen perhaps from Old French escumer to remove scum from escume scum of Germanic origin (s)keu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English skimmen