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Definition 1: pick the best - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for skim off in the sense of this definition

(skim off is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Definition 2: remove from the surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where skim off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • skim cream from the surface of milk

Synonyms for skim off in the sense of this definition

(skim off is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

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