Cream - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kriːm|  American pronunciation of the word cream
Brit.  |kriːm|  British pronunciation of the word cream

noun

- the best people or things in a group(syn: pick)
- the part of milk containing the butterfat
- 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 (syn: emollient, ointment)

verb

- make creamy by beating
- beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight (syn: bat, clobber, drub, lick, thrash)
- put on cream, as on one's face or body
- remove from the surface(syn: skim)
- add cream to one's coffee, for example

Examples

Would you like some cream in your coffee?

a chocolate candy with a vanilla cream center

The doctor prescribed a new cream for the rash.

a cabinet full of special creams and pills

Cream the butter and sugar, and then add the eggs.

...the head-on collision creamed the brand-new car in an instant...

When we have creamed off the top of the milk, we can make butter with this cream.

The best students were creamed off by the grammar schools.

He was creamed in the first round.

He creamed the car on the turnpike.

Cream the butter and sugar together.

We got creamed 45-6.

the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War

She creams her face every night

skim cream from the surface of milk

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: cream
he/she/it: creams
present participle: creaming
past tense: creamed
past participle: creamed
noun
singular: cream
plural: creams
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