Synonyms of skimming


1. skimming, removal, remotion

usage: the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid

2. skim, skimming, reading

usage: reading or glancing through quickly

3. skimming, larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing

usage: failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it

4. grazing, shaving, skimming, touch, touching

usage: the act of brushing against while passing


1. plane, skim, glide

usage: travel on the surface of water

2. skim over, skim, touch

usage: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of

3. scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down, examine, see

usage: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

4. skim, skip, skitter, throw

usage: cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"

5. skim, coat, surface

usage: coat (a liquid) with a layer

6. skim, skim off, cream off, cream, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"

7. skim, skim over, read

usage: read superficially

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