cream off

Definition of cream off

chiefly British

  1. :  to remove (the best part) from something :  to take (someone or something) away for oneself Most of the profit was creamed off by the government. The best students are creamed off to attend other schools.

Word by Word Definitions

creamplay
  1. :  the yellowish part of milk containing from 18 to about 40 percent butterfat

    :  a food prepared with cream

    :  something having the consistency of cream

  1. :  to form cream or a surface layer like the cream on standing milk

    :  to break into or cause something to break into a creamy froth

    :  to move like froth

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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