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Definition of 'cream'


  1. the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: ointment emollient


  1. make creamy by beating; "Cream the butter"
  2. beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
       Synonyms: bat clobber drub thrash lick
  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"
       Synonyms: skim skim off cream off
  5. add cream to one's coffee, for example

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