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Definition of skim / off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

skim / off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

skim something/somebodyoff

 
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to take for yourself the best part of something, often in an unfair way Private companies should not be allowed to skim off profitable sectors of the postal service.
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