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Meaning of cruise

cruise

Pronunciation: (krz), [key]
— v., n. cruised, cruis•ing,
—v.i.
  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 fol. by over): Let's cruise over to my house after the concert.
  8. to go about on the streets or in public areas in search of a sexual partner.
—v.t.
  1. to cruise in (a specified area): patrol cars cruising the neighborhood; to cruise the Caribbean.
    1. to move slowly through or visit (a street, park, bar, etc.) in search of a sexual partner.
    2. to make sexual overtures to; attempt to arouse the sexual interest of.
  2. to inspect (a tract of forest) for the purpose of estimating lumber potential.
—n.
  1. the act of cruising.
  2. a pleasure voyage on a ship, usually with stops at various ports.

Cruise

Pronunciation: (krz), [key]
  1. (Thomas Cruise Mapother, 4th), born 1962, U.S. film actor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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