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You go to college not only for the latest knowledge but also to meet people from different backgrounds. That's the genius of the American higher-education system compared with the Europeans'. We don't simply skim the elite.
Donna Shalala

Meaning of "skim" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SKIM

Skimmen, probably from scumen to skim.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SKIM

skim  [skɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SKIM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Skim is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb skim in English.

WHAT DOES SKIM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of skim in the English dictionary

The first definition of skim in the dictionary is to remove floating material from the surface of, as with a spoon. Other definition of skim is to glide smoothly or lightly over. Skim is also to throw in a path over a surface, so as to bounce or ricochet.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SKIM

PRESENT

Present
I skim
you skim
he/she/it skims
we skim
you skim
they skim
Present continuous
I am skimming
you are skimming
he/she/it is skimming
we are skimming
you are skimming
they are skimming
Present perfect
I have skimmed
you have skimmed
he/she/it has skimmed
we have skimmed
you have skimmed
they have skimmed
Present perfect continuous
I have been skimming
you have been skimming
he/she/it has been skimming
we have been skimming
you have been skimming
they have been skimming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I skimmed
you skimmed
he/she/it skimmed
we skimmed
you skimmed
they skimmed
Past continuous
I was skimming
you were skimming
he/she/it was skimming
we were skimming
you were skimming
they were skimming
Past perfect
I had skimmed
you had skimmed
he/she/it had skimmed
we had skimmed
you had skimmed
they had skimmed
Past perfect continuous
I had been skimming
you had been skimming
he/she/it had been skimming
we had been skimming
you had been skimming
they had been skimming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will skim
you will skim
he/she/it will skim
we will skim
you will skim
they will skim
Future continuous
I will be skimming
you will be skimming
he/she/it will be skimming
we will be skimming
you will be skimming
they will be skimming
Future perfect
I will have skimmed
you will have skimmed
he/she/it will have skimmed
we will have skimmed
you will have skimmed
they will have skimmed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been skimming
you will have been skimming
he/she/it will have been skimming
we will have been skimming
you will have been skimming
they will have been skimming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would skim
you would skim
he/she/it would skim
we would skim
you would skim
they would skim
Conditional continuous
I would be skimming
you would be skimming
he/she/it would be skimming
we would be skimming
you would be skimming
they would be skimming
Conditional perfect
I would have skim
you would have skim
he/she/it would have skim
we would have skim
you would have skim
they would have skim
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been skimming
you would have been skimming
he/she/it would have been skimming
we would have been skimming
you would have been skimming
they would have been skimming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you skim
we let´s skim
you skim
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to skim
Past participle
skimmed
Present Participle
skimming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SKIM


Sikkim
ˈsɪkɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SKIM

skilly
skim milk
skim off
skim-read
skimble-scamble
skimboard
skimboarder
skimmed
skimmed milk
skimmer
skimmia
skimming
skimmingly
skimmings
skimmington
skimo
skimobile
skimp
skimpier
skimpiest

WORDS THAT END LIKE SKIM

aim
claim
denim
dibbukkim
dim
dybbukkim
hakim
him
im
Jim
mim
Muslim
nim
proclaim
rim
sim
slim
swim
trim
victim

Synonyms and antonyms of skim in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SKIM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «skim» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of skim
brush · coast · cream · dart · float · fly · glance · glide · plane · remove · sail · scan · scud · separate · take off

Translation of «skim» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SKIM

Find out the translation of skim to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of skim from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «skim» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

撇去 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

retirar
570 millions of speakers

English

skim
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्किम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المقشود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обезжиренное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desnatar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সর পড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enlever
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Skim
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

abschöpfen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

取り除く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

> 걷어 내다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Skim
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi lướt qua
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆடையெடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्कीम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaymağı alınmış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rimuovere dalla superficie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odtłuszczone
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

знежирене
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

degresat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποβουτυρωμένο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

afgeroomde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skumma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skummet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of skim

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SKIM»

The term «skim» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.426 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SKIM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «skim» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «skim» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about skim

EXAMPLES

4 QUOTES WITH «SKIM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word skim.
1
Mary Ritter Beard
It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism.
2
James Buchan
At the heart of banking is a suicidal strategy. Banks take money from the public or each other on call, skim it for their own reward and then lock the rest up in volatile, insecure and illiquid loans that at times they cannot redeem without public aid.
3
Willie Geist
I'm not a coffee drinker, so my drink is kind of like a girlie skim chai latte. I'm not proud of it, but it's really good.
4
Donna Shalala
You go to college not only for the latest knowledge but also to meet people from different backgrounds. That's the genius of the American higher-education system compared with the Europeans'. We don't simply skim the elite.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SKIM»

Discover the use of skim in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to skim and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Nickel's Worth of Skim Milk: A Boy's View of the Great ...
That’s how I remember the 1930s, too.’” As he proves time and again in this book, Hast­ings is a natural storyteller who can touch upon the detail that makes the tale both poignant and univer­sal.
Robert J. Hastings, 1972
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Skim
Presents the whole gamut of tortured teen life--friends, love, depression, suicide, and cliques--through the eyes of Skim, a.k.a. Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a would-be Wiccan goth at a girls' academy in Toronto during the 1990s.
Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki, 2010
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Old-House Journal
henever your flat plaster shows repeated repairs, decades of use, changes in detailing, or simply the need for a better surface, skim coating comes to mind. Skim coating is the name for a plastering technique that is exactly what it suggests: ...
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The skim-milk treatment of diabetes and Bright's disease, ...
In addition to the skim-milk, acetate of potash, in twenty-grain doses in water, was prescribed thrice daily ; but, as this produced dyspeptic symptoms, it was discontinued for a while and then recommenced ; but, as it again disagreed, it was ...
Arthur Scott Donkin, 1871
5
Polymer Latices
Most skim latex is coagulated to give a product which is known as skim rubber. Direct coagulation of skim latex is not easy, because the colloid stability is enhanced by the high content of ammonia and proteinaceous substances, and by the ...
D.C. Blackley, 1997
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
of the product shall be determined In accordance with i 1002.232(b) : (1) The butterfat content shall be considered to be the same as the butter- fat content of the products used In the manufacture of the flavored milk drink. (2) The skim milk  ...
‎1984
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Girls and Their Comics: Finding a Female Voice in Comic Book ...
Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, Skim (Toronto: Goundwood Books, 2008), 27. 53. Tamaki and Tamaki, Skim, 13. 54. Tamaki and Tamaki, Skim, 9. 55. Tamaki and Tamaki, Skim, 22. 56. Tamaki and Tamaki, Skim, 22. 57. Tamaki and Tamaki  ...
Jacqueline Danziger-Russell, 2012
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School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children
Milk—choice of Low-fat, Skim, Skim Chocolate, Skim Flavored (8 oz) WEEK 4 Orange ]uice (4 oz) Sliced Peaches (1/2 c) Choice of: LF Fruit Flavored Yogurt (4 oz) with LF Crunchy Granola (1/1 c) or Choice of Cereal (3/1 c) and LF Vanilla ...
Virginia A. Stallings, Carol West Suitor, Christine L. Taylor, 2010
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Food Science
But milk can be readily separated into its two principal fractions, cream and skim milk. The separation is made in a centrifugal cream separator, which looks and functions quite like a milk clarifier (Fig. 13.1) but has separate discharge nozzles  ...
Norman N. Potter, Joseph H. Hotchkiss, 1998
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Quantification in LC and GC: A Practical Guide to Good ...
In this example, the tangential skim method is also the worst, even though we have exponentially modified Gaussian peaks, the area ratios are not close to the ratios needed to make the tangential skim method of interest. The skim method is  ...
Stavros Kromidas, Hans -Joachim Kuss, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SKIM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term skim is used in the context of the following news items.
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We've had a skim-ful! Surry Hills cafe Single Origin Roaster declares …
A barista there told The Daily Telegraph a storewide ban was imposed on skim earlier this year — forcing customers into a choice of either soy or full cream milk. «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Make Creamier Ice Cream with Powdered Skim Milk
You can buy bags of skim or nonfat dry milk powder in stores for around four bucks, so it's a worthy investment if you like to make ice cream at home. If you don't ... «LifeHacker India, Jul 15»
3
Milk surplus forcing Canada's dairy industry to dump supply
The head of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) acknowledged in a recent letter to farmers that it has been forced to get rid of quantities of unwanted liquid skim ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»
4
Annual pond skim event marks end of ski season
“Pond skim is where a bunch of crazy people put on stupid costumes and go across a bunch of water and hope to not wreck too bad, but it makes it way more fun ... «NBC Montana, Apr 15»
5
10th Annual Pond Skim
Claude Boiteau crashes during the ninth annual pond skim competition at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead ... «Flathead Beacon, Apr 15»
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Dummy Derby and Pond Skim Relocated to Chair 3
Tyler Wells competes in the ninth annual pond skim at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon. «Flathead Beacon, Apr 15»
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Job Corner: 20 Signs Your Resume Won't Pass The Skim Test
At first, they skim it. I'm not sure why everyone thinks it's a crime that every word on a resume is not read on the initial pass. Practically nothing else does these ... «GoLocalProv, Mar 15»
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Skim Milk? White wine? You're Doing It Wrong
Skim Milk? White wine? You're Doing It Wrong. Live at 7's Reggie Aqui goes to the grocery store and gets schooled on our common nutritional 'mistakes'. KGW. «kgw.com, Mar 15»
9
Shareholders' big skim
From the 1940s through the 1980s, back when the mob ran Las Vegas's casinos, the essence of the city's economy was the skim. Before the day's take was ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»
10
Chiefs' Travis Kelce did The Carlton, but lost a dance-off to someone …
That went to Tim, who goes by the name of “Skim Milk.” Kelce apparently chose to dance to “It's Not Unusual,” and I'm guessing this video is going to be shown ... «Kansas City Star, Feb 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Skim [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/skim>. Jul 2020 ».
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