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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycream off
he/she/itcreams off
present participlecreaming off
past tensecreamed off
past participlecreamed off
  1. 2
    to take a lot of money or profit, especially an unfair amount, in a business deal

    He wondered how much Lawton had creamed off in addition to his share.

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