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A skim coat is a thin coat of joint compound—also known as mud—that you can use to repair or smooth out an area on a wall. You may need a skim coat if you are repairing a crack, filling a joint, or leveling an area with an existing flat surface. How To Skim Fat Off Of Stew Some recipes call for skimming the fat out of soups and stews, but this is much easier said than done. Here we show you the ultimate soup hack-how to strain the greasy fat with only a paper towel and an ice cube.

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skim

(skĭm)

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v.tr.1.
b. To remove (floating matter) from a liquid.
2.
a. To embezzle (money) by taking a small portion on each transaction: corrupt governments skimming money from foreign aid.
b. To fail to declare part of (certain income, such as winnings) to avoid tax payment.
c. To copy information from (a credit card) as part of a skimming fraud.
3. To coat or cover with a thin layer: 'the still, shallow water solidly frozen and skimmed with white'(Barbara Hurd).
4.
a. To throw so as to bounce or slide: skimming stones on the pond.
b. To glide or pass quickly and lightly over or along (a surface). See Synonyms at brush1.
5.
a. To read or glance through (a book, for example) quickly or superficially.
b. To glance over quickly; scan: skimmed the crowd for a familiar face.
c. To touch lightly or superficially on: a survey course that barely skimmed the surface of Latin American history.
v.intr.
1. To move or pass swiftly and lightly over or near a surface; glide.
2. To fail to declare certain income to avoid tax payment.
3. To give a quick and superficial reading, scrutiny, or consideration; glance: skimmed through the newspaper.
n.
2. Something that has been skimmed.
3. A thin layer or film: a skim of ice on the pond.
4. The money stolen by skimming from an account or business operation.
[Middle English skimmen, perhaps from Old French escumer, to remove scum, from escume, scum, of Germanic origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Adj.1.skimmed - 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'
fat-free, fatless, nonfat - without fat or fat solids; 'nonfat or fat-free milk'
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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