verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Words nearby coast
Idioms for coast
Origin of coast
Examples from the Web for coasting
For far too long, we have been coasting on a moral authority to which we long ago lost any clear title.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback should be coasting to re-election this fall.
“I wanted to let him know ‘I was coming for you’ and there was no coasting,” Miller said.The Can't-Miss Sochi Showdown: Bode Miller And Ted Ligety|Jake Bright|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1992, after the early stumbles, Bill was coasting to the nomination as winter surrendered to spring.Clintons Christen Bill de Blasio to Shore Up Hillary’s Left|Michael Tomasky|January 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“From then on, I was coasting,” he says—except that he had to recruit victims.
The first class Reserve is composed of the men on the long voyage ships, the second being the fishermen and coasting crews.The Flags of the World|F. Edward Hulme
After coasting along the Portuguese shore, the ship steered to the east, and entered the Mediterranean.In the grip of the Mullah|F. S. Brereton
And now to think it has really come true, and you are there, coasting around those tropical isles!Dear Enemy|Jean Webster
Next morning we were coasting the western shore of Lake Michigan, a high bank presenting a long line of forest.Letters of a Traveller|William Cullen Bryant
The captain had shipped another dozen as hands on the coasting voyage.
British Dictionary definitions for coasting
- the line or zone where the land meets the sea or some other large expanse of water
- (in combination)coastland
- a slope down which a sledge may slide
- the act or an instance of sliding down a slope