HyperDic: skim_off

English > 2 senses of the expression skim off:
VERBcontactskim off, skim, cream off, creamremove from the surface
cognitionskim off, cream offpick the best
English > skim off: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningRemove from the surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsskim, cream 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 > skim off: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningpick the best.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymcream off
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
See alsoskimremove from the surface

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