skim off

phrasal verb
skimmed off; skimming off; skims off

Definition of skim off

1 : to remove a layer of (something) from the surface of a liquid She skimmed the cream off the milk.
2 : to take (something valuable) for oneself out of something else He skimmed off some of the profits.

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“Skim off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skim%20off. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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