pour off

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pour off

To remove the top portion of some liquid by pouring. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pour" and "off." Once the mixture separates, you can pour off the oil that settles at the top. I don't care for so much head on my beer—would you mind pouring a bit off for me?
See also: off, pour

pour something off (of) something

 and pour something off
to drain liquid off the top of something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Valerie poured the cream off the milk. Valerie poured off the cream.
See also: off, pour