What is another word for skim?

Need synonyms for skim? Here's a list of words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Verb
To pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing
“Once boiling, skim off the fat and any scum from the surface.”
Verb
Go or move quickly and lightly over or on a surface or through the air
“We skim past Joe who's given up and is drinking a beer with Trin and Lucy on the seats.”
Verb
To turn over pages in an idle or cursory manner
“She let her eyes skim the page, not really reading it, until she got to verse thirty-nine.”
Verb
To strike and fly off at an angle
“Down at the water's edge I taught my daughters to skim stones.”
Verb
To pass lightly
“Blackden succeeds in sticking to his promise of covering the more interesting cases in detail rather than skimming over a lot of cases.”
Verb
To take a quick or hasty look
“… he impatiently skimmed through the book, looking for the specific passage he remembered seeing.”
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

See Also

Watch and Learn
Nearby Words
4-letter Words Starting With
Find Synonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2019