Definition of Skim off

1. Verb. Remove from the surface. "Skim cream from the surface of milk"

Exact synonyms: Cream, Cream Off, Skim
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Also: Cream Off
Derivative terms: Skim, Skimmer, Skimming



2. Verb. Pick the best.
Exact synonyms: Cream Off
Generic synonyms: Choose, Pick Out, Select, Take

Definition of Skim off

1. Verb. to separate (the best part of something from the regular part) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skim Off

skillion
skillions
skillless
skillo
skills
skillset
skillsets
skilly
skillygalee
skils
skilts
skim-milk
skim milk
skim milks
skim off (current term)
skim over
skimback
skimbacks
skimble-skamble
skimble-skamble stuff
skimboard
skimboarder
skimboarders
skimboarding
skimboards
skimcoat
skimelton
skimmable
skimmed

Literary usage of Skim off

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1. A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem: At Easter, A.D. 1697 : to which is Added by Henry Maundrell (1836)
"The kernels of this fruit the Arabs bray in a mortar; and then putting the pulp into scalding water, they skim off an oil, which rises to the top. ..."

2. The Municipal Engineers Journal (1915)
"... and something of that sort might perhaps be designed for dredging sludge, as it is desirable to skim off the deposited material near the surface, ..."

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