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cruise

[ krooz ]
/ kruz /
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verb (used without object), cruised, cruis·ing.
verb (used with object), cruised, cruis·ing.
noun
the act of cruising.
a pleasure voyage on a ship, usually with stops at various ports.
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Origin of cruise

1645–55; <Dutch kruisen to cross, cruise, derivative of kruiscross

OTHER WORDS FROM cruise

cruis·ing·ly, adverb

Other definitions for cruise (2 of 2)

Cruise
[ krooz ]
/ kruz /

noun
Tom Thomas Cruise Mapother, 4th, born 1962, U.S. film actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for cruise (1 of 2)

cruise
/ (kruːz) /

verb
(intr) to make a trip by sea in a liner for pleasure, usually calling at a number of ports
to sail or travel over (a body of water) for pleasure in a yacht, cruiser, etc
(intr) to search for enemy vessels in a warship
(intr) (of a vehicle, aircraft, or vessel) to travel at a moderate and efficient speed
(intr) informal to search the streets or other public places for a sexual partner
noun
an act or instance of cruising, esp a trip by sea

Word Origin for cruise

C17: from Dutch kruisen to cross, from cruis cross; related to French croiser to cross, cruise, Spanish cruzar, German kreuzen

British Dictionary definitions for cruise (2 of 2)

Cruise
/ (kruːz) /

noun
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), and Valkyrie (2008)
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