1 fatty part of milk
ADJ. clotted, thick, whipped | double, single | fresh | sour/soured | pouring, whipping
QUANT. dollop She piled great dollops of cream onto her apple pie.
VERB + CREAM beat, whip, whisk Whisk the cream and icing sugar together. | fill sth with, serve sth with, top sth with Fill the meringues with whipped cream.
CREAM + VERB go off This cream's gone off!
CREAM + NOUN bun, cake, cheese, sauce | tea (= a meal of tea with scones with jam and cream)
PHRASES and/with cream We had strawberries and cream for pudding. > Special page at FOOD
2 substance that you rub into your skin
ADJ. face, hand | day, night She was massaging night cream into her face and neck. | antiseptic, barrier, cleansing, shaving, sun
VERB + CREAM apply, massage, put on Put a little antiseptic cream on the grazed skin.