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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, marmelise [Brit, informal], trounce, whale [N. Amer], marmelize [Brit, informal], marmalise [Brit, informal], marmalize [Brit, informal], wipe the floor, beat hollow, muller [Brit], smoke [N. Amer], slaughter, hammer, tromp [N. Amer]
  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, creaming, creamed

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