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cream

3 verb
     
Related topics: Cooking
cream3 [transitive]
1DFC to mix foods together until they become a thick soft mixture:
Cream the butter and sugar together.
creamed potatoes
2 American English informal to hit someone very hard or easily defeat someone in a game, competition etc:
We got creamed 45-6.

cream somebody/something ↔ off

phrasal verb
to 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.

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