verb (used without object), cruised, cruis·ing.
verb (used with object), cruised, cruis·ing.
- to move slowly through or visit (a street, park, bar, etc.) in search of a sexual partner.
- to make sexual overtures to; attempt to arouse the sexual interest of.
Origin of cruise
Related Words for cruisejourney, jaunt, sailing, navigate, travel, drift, coast, go, meander, crossing, voyage, sail, fare, proceed, repair, wend, hie, pass, gad, boat
Examples from the Web for cruise
Contemporary Examples of cruise
These skills are particularly needed when, as in the case of the AirAsia flight, the airplane is at cruise altitude.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
Nerd Cruise By Adam Rogers, Wired What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 22-28, 2014
December 28, 2014
He told the court he called the retired captain to see exactly where he lived so he knew when to sound the cruise ship horn.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 2, 2014
More than 150 passengers on a California cruise ship came down with norovirus, continuing a trend that happens every year.
It also has a close association with cruises and cruise ships.
Historical Examples of cruise
I believe the whole crew of the Delaware was sorry when the cruise was up.
I volunteered to go one cruise in the Warren, under Mr. Byrne.
I had got to be first-captain of the forecastle, a berth I held to the end of the cruise.
While in the hospital, the frigate made a cruise, leaving me ashore.
I and some other boys are planning to go off on a cruise next summer.
Word Origin for cruise
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.