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skimmed Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb travel on the surface of water
    plane; skim.
  2. verb move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
    skim; skim over.
  3. verb examine hastily
    glance over; rake; skim; run down; scan.
    • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi
  4. verb cause to skip over a surface
    skip; skim; skitter.
    • Skip a stone across the pond
  5. verb coat (a liquid) with a layer
  6. verb remove from the surface
    cream off; skim; skim off; cream.
    • skim cream from the surface of milk
  7. verb read superficially
    skim over; skim.
  8. adjective satellite used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed
    • yogurt made with skim milk
    • she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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