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cream

noun uk   us   /kriːm/
A2 [U] the thick, yellowish-white liquid that forms on the top of milk: strawberries and cream Do you like cream in your coffee?UK a cream cake (= cake with cream in it)A2 [U] the colour of creamB1 [C or U] a soft substance that you rub into your skin: face/hand cream moisturizing cream Put some sun cream on to protect your face. [C] a type of sweet that is soft inside: chocolate/peppermint creams [U] a thick liquid used for cleaning things: cream cleanercream of mushroom, tomato, etc. soup soup that has been made into a smooth thick liquid and usually has cream in it
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cream

adjective uk   us   /kriːm/
A2 having a yellowish-white colour: a cream shirt
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cream

verb [T] uk   us   /kriːm/
to make food into a smooth, thick liquid: Cream the butter and sugar together.
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