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cream (kriːm)
1.  a.  the fatty part of milk, which rises to the top if the milk is allowed to stand
 b.  (as modifier): cream buns
2.  anything resembling cream in consistency: shoe cream; beauty cream
3.  the best one or most essential part of something; pick: the cream of the bunch; the cream of the joke
4.  a soup containing cream or milk: cream of chicken soup
5.  any of various dishes, cakes, biscuits, etc, resembling or containing cream
6.  a confection made of fondant or soft fudge, often covered in chocolate
7.  cream sherry a full-bodied sweet sherry
8.  a.  a yellowish-white colour
 b.  (as adjective): cream wallpaper
vb (sometimes foll by off)
9.  (tr) to skim or otherwise separate the cream from (milk)
10.  (tr) to beat (foodstuffs, esp butter and sugar) to a light creamy consistency
11.  (intr) to form cream
12.  (tr) to add or apply cream or any creamlike substance to: to cream one's face; to cream coffee
13.  to take away the best part of
14.  (tr) to prepare or cook (vegetables, chicken, etc) with cream or milk
15.  to allow (milk) to form a layer of cream on its surface or (of milk) to form such a layer
16.  slang chiefly (US), (Canadian), (Austral) (tr) to beat thoroughly
17.  slang (intr) (of a man) to ejaculate during orgasm
[C14: from Old French cresme, from Late Latin crāmum cream, of Celtic origin; influenced by Church Latin chrisma unction, chrism]

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