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Noun: cream  kreem
  1. The best people or things in a group
    "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War";
    - pick
     
  2. The part of milk containing the butterfat
     
  3. Toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin
    - ointment, emollient
Verb: cream  kreem
  1. (cooking) make creamy by beating
    "Cream the butter"
     
  2. Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
    "We creamed the other team on Sunday!";
    - bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick, beat hollow, smoke [N. Amer], hammer, tromp [N. Amer], muller [Brit], trounce, whale [N. Amer], slaughter, wipe the floor
     
  3. Put on cream, as on one's face or body
    "She creams her face every night"
     
  4. Remove from the surface
    "skim cream from the surface of milk"; "skim off cream from the surface of milk";
    - skim, skim off, cream off
     
  5. Add cream to one's coffee, for example
Adjective: cream  kreem
  1. Having the colour of fresh cream
    - cream-colored [US], creamy-colored [US], creamy-white, cream-coloured [Brit, Cdn], creamy-coloured [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: creams, creamed, creaming

See also: colored [US], colorful [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], colourful [Brit, Cdn], cream off

Type of: apply, beat, beat out, crush, dairy product, elite, √©lite [Brit], elite group, modify, put on, remove, scramble, shell, take, take away, toilet articles, toiletry, trounce, vanquish, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Cream, Wisconsin