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British English: /kriːm/
American English: /krim/

Translation of cream in French:


  • 2 [figurative]the cream of
    la crème de (students, graduates etc)
    the cream of society [figurative]
    la crème or la fine fleur de la société
  • 4 (soup) cream of
    crème (f) de
    velouté (m) de (mushroom, chicken, asparagus)
  • 5
    (chocolate) chocolat (m) fourré
    (biscuit) biscuit (m) fourré
    orange cream
    chocolat or biscuit fourré à l'orange


transitive verb

  • 3 (American English) [informal] (thrash)
    battre [quelqu'un] à plates coutures [informal]

intransitive verb

  • (American English) (climax)
    (become excited) (woman)
    mouiller [slang]


to look like the cat that's got the cream

avoir l'air très content de soi

Phrasal verbs

cream off

cream off [something], cream [something] off
garder [quelque chose] pour soi (best pupils, profits)
(illegally) détourner (funds, profits)
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