HyperDic: cream_off

English > 2 senses of the expression cream off:
VERBcontactcream off, skim, skim off, creamremove from the surface
cognitioncream off, skim offpick the best
English > cream off: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningRemove from the surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsskim, skim off, cream
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishdesnatar, espumar
Catalandespumar, escumar
English > cream off: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningpick the best.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymskim off
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
See alsocreamremove from the surface

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