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strain off

To use a filter in order to extract or remove solids from a liquid or gas. Can be used in reference to either the solid or liquid in a sentence. A noun or pronoun can be used between "strain" and "off." Strain most of the water off from the pasta, leaving a little bit in the pot to mix with your sauce. Strain off the fat from the top of the soup and then return the mixture to a boil.
See also: off, strain

strain off

v.
To separate some liquid from a solid by filtration: After boiling the rice, I strained off the excess water in the pot. The chemist strained the water off from the top of the solution in the beaker.
See also: off, strain
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Strain off the stock and place the liquid in a pan and bring to the boil.
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To make the dressing sauce, strain off half the remaining poaching liquid and reduce by half.
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If preferred, strain off into a fresh glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
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