Cruise



[krooz] /kruz/

verb (used without object), cruised, cruising.
1.
to sail about on a pleasure trip.
2.
to sail about, as a warship patrolling a body of water.
3.
to travel about without a particular purpose or destination.
4.
to fly, drive, or sail at a constant speed that permits maximum operating efficiency for sustained travel.
5.
to travel at a moderately fast, easily controllable speed:
cruising along the highway enjoying the scenery.
6.
to travel about slowly, looking for customers or for something demanding attention:
Taxis and police cars cruise in the downtown area.
7.
to go or travel (often followed by over):
Let’s cruise over to my house after the concert.
8.
Informal. to go about on the streets or in public areas in search of a sexual partner.
verb (used with object), cruised, cruising.
9.
to cruise in (a specified area):
patrol cars cruising the neighborhood; to cruise the Caribbean.
10.
Informal.

11.
to inspect (a tract of forest) for the purpose of estimating lumber potential.
noun
12.
the act of cruising.
13.
a pleasure voyage on a ship, usually with stops at various ports.
[krooz] /kruz/
noun
1.
Tom (Thomas Cruise Mapother, 4th) born 1962, U.S. film actor.
/kruːz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to make a trip by sea in a liner for pleasure, usually calling at a number of ports
2.
to sail or travel over (a body of water) for pleasure in a yacht, cruiser, etc
3.
(intransitive) to search for enemy vessels in a warship
4.
(intransitive) (of a vehicle, aircraft, or vessel) to travel at a moderate and efficient speed
5.
(intransitive) (informal) to search the streets or other public places for a sexual partner
noun
6.
an act or instance of cruising, esp a trip by sea
/kruːz/
noun
1.
Tom. original name Thomas Cruise Mapother. born 1962, US film actor; his films include Risky Business (1983), Top Gun (1986), Jerry Maguire (1989), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), War of the Worlds (2005), andValkyrie (2008)
v.

1650s, from Dutch kruisen “to cross, sail to and fro,” from kruis “cross,” from Latin crux; cf. the sense evolution in cognate cross (v.). Related: Cruised; cruising. As a noun from 1706.

verb

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