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skim

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of skim

  1. 1 to turn over pages in an idle or cursory manner I'll just skim through a few styling magazines and see if something interesting catches my eye Synonyms of skim flip, leaf, riffle, thumb Words Related to skim browse, dip; glance (at), look over, scan Near Antonyms of skim pore (over); study

  2. 2 to move or proceed smoothly and readily a lone hang glider skimming along just above the treetops Synonyms of skim bowl, breeze, brush, coast, cruise, drift, glide, roll, sail, flow, slide, slip, stream, sweep, whiskWords Related to skim fly, race, rush, speedNear Antonyms of skim limp, lumber, plod, stumble, trudge; shamble, shuffle; stamp, stomp, stump, tramp; labor, toilAntonyms of skim flounder, struggle

  3. 3 to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing her hand just barely skimmed the wall as she ran down the hallway Synonyms of skim graze, kiss, nudge, shave, brushWords Related to skim bump, contact, scrape, sideswipe, strike, sweep, swipe, touch; bounce, carom, glance, rebound, ricochet, skip; caress, cuddle, fondle, love, pat, pet, stroke; miss, skirtNear Antonyms of skim bang, bash, bump, clash, collide, crash, hit, impact, impinge, knock, punch, ram, slam, slap, smack, smash, swipe, thud, thwack, whack

  4. 4 to strike and fly off at an angle the rock just skimmed the surface of the water Synonyms of skim bounce, carom, rebound, ricochet, glance, skipWords Related to skim brush, graze, nudge, rake, shave, sweep; bump, contact, hit, kiss, touch; sideswipe; reflect

  5. 5 to take a quick or hasty look he impatiently skimmed through the book, looking for the specific passage he remembered seeing Synonyms of skim browse, dip, glimpse, glint, peek, glanceWords Related to skim keek [chiefly Scottish], peep; blink, squint; look over, peruse, rake, scanNear Antonyms of skim examine, overlook, oversee, question, survey; study, view; peer, pry; gawk, goggle, rubberneck; leer, ogleAntonyms of skim gaze, stare



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