skim off

Definition of skim off

  1. 1 :  to remove a layer of (something) from the surface of a liquid She skimmed the cream off the milk.

  2. 2 :  to take (something valuable) for oneself out of something else He skimmed off some of the profits.

Word by Word Definitions

skimplay
  1. :  to clear (a liquid) of scum or floating substance

    :  to remove (a film, a layer of scum, etc.) from the surface of a liquid

    :  to remove cream from by skimming

  1. :  a thin layer, coating, or film

    :  the act of skimming

    :  something skimmed

  1. :  having the cream removed by skimming

    :  made of skim milk

  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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