English version

cream somebody/something ↔ off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcream somebody/something ↔ off phrasal verb especially British EnglishBESTto choose the best people or things from a group, especially so that you can use them for your own advantage The best students are creamed off by the large companies. cream→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cream offTreatments would include keeping the area clean and dry, moisturisers such as E45 cream can ease off drying and scaling.
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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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