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cruise

cruise

 
 
pronunciation:
kruz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cruised, cruises, cruising
definition 1: to travel, esp. in a ship, for pleasure, the destination being of secondary concern.
For their honeymoon, they're going to cruise in the Mediterranean.
similar words:
sail, ship
definition 2: to travel about for purposes of reconnaissance or in search of something.
The patrol boats were cruising around the island.The police cruised through the neighborhood.The taxi driver cruised down Park Avenue looking for fares.
definition 3: to travel at a fixed, efficient, and moderate speed for a sustained period, as do ships and airplanes.
The plane was cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet.
definition 4: (informal) to search for a sex partner, esp. in public places.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to travel through or over, esp. in a ship.
We cruised the Caribbean last year.
similar words:
sail, voyage
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part of speech: noun
definition: a pleasure trip on a ship.
We've decided to go on a cruise for our vacation this year.Why don't you take a cruise to the Bahamas?
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