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
Definition for cruise (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cruise
These skills are particularly needed when, as in the case of the AirAsia flight, the airplane is at cruise altitude.
Nerd Cruise By Adam Rogers, Wired What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling.
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|DAILY BEAST
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.
To cheer him up, the Captain invited him to join Mrs. Thomas and himself on a cruise in the Susan.Two Knapsacks|John Campbell
However enjoyable this cruise might be to me, I had to think of abandoning it.Their Majesties as I Knew Them|Xavier Paoli
Takin a cruise, or is this one of them new-fangled health cures?The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune|Wilbur Lawton
A man might cruise from here to Cochin China, in a dory, provided that he had enough hard-tack and water aboard.Within the Capes|Howard Pyle
I recollect faring harder than this through one cruise, in a flush vessel.Peter Simple|Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for cruise (1 of 2)
Word Origin for cruise
British Dictionary definitions for cruise (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History 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.