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cream

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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creamcream1 /kriːm/ ●●● S2 noun  1 DF[uncountable] a thick yellow-white liquid that rises to the top of milk fresh cream strawberries and cream2 [uncountable] a pale yellow-white colour3 [countable, uncountable]DF used in the names of foods containing cream or something similar to it cream of chicken soup4 [countable, uncountable]DCBMH a thick smooth substance that you put on your skin to make it feel soft, treat a medical condition etclotion sun cream face cream5 the cream of somethingCOLLOCATIONStypes of creamsingle cream British English (=thin cream that you can pour easily)double cream British English, heavy cream American English (=thick cream)whipping cream (=that becomes thick when you beat it)clotted cream British English (=very thick cream that you cannot pour)sour/soured cream (=with a slightly sour taste – used in cooking)fresh creamUse about 100ml of fresh cream.thick cream British EnglishPour some thick cream over the strawberries.whipped cream (=made thick and light by beating it)verbswhip/whisk/beat the cream (=make it thicker by beating it)Whip the cream until it is thick and light.serve something with creamServe the apple tart warm with thick cream.cream + NOUNa cream cake/bun British English (=a cake with cream inside)a cream tea British English (=tea with small cakes called scones, that you eat with cream and jam)
Examples from the Corpus
creambanana cream pieA merit of the product is that it lacks the fat and, therefore, the calories of cream.The doctor gave me some cream to put on my rash.Serve with apple sauce, sour cream or jam.Sure enough, there came the dollop of raspberry-stained cream.Do you take cream or sugar in your coffee?Allow the gelatine to cool, then add to the trout cream. 7.The fresh cheese with cream was all we, or at any rate I, wanted.
Related topics: Colours
creamcream2 adjective  CCpale yellow-white in colour a cream-coloured carpet
Examples from the Corpus
creamHer mouth, a nullity, a bland smear of beige on cream enamel.This was cut from a piece of linen texture board and then backed with some cream silk.A female clerk in the advertising department owned up to a cream skirt.
Related topics: Cooking
creamcream3 verb [transitive]  1 DFCto mix foods together until they become a thick soft mixture Cream the butter and sugar together.2 BEAT/DEFEAT American English informal to easily defeat someone in a game, competition etc We got creamed 45–6.3 to hit a ball very hard, for example in a game of tennis or cricket4 American English informal to hit someone very hard cream somebody/something ↔ off
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Examples from the Corpus
creamI was getting creamed in dodgeball.Akram pounces on it, creaming it to the Tavern rope.He wondered how much Lorton's mate had creamed off on top of his percentage.This encouraged providers to cream off the easiest to serve, and led to severe criticism.Next, cream the butter and sugar.The Cougars creamed us last Saturday.got creamedI would be the one who got creamed by a fast car.
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Verb table
cream
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycream
he, she, itcreams
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycreamed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave creamed
he, she, ithas creamed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad creamed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cream
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have creamed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam creaming
he, she, itis creaming
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you, we, theyare creaming
Past
I, he, she, itwas creaming
you, we, theywere creaming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been creaming
he, she, ithas been creaming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been creaming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be creaming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been creaming
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