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English definition of “coast”

coast

noun [C]  /koʊst/ us  

coast noun [C] (LAND)

the land next to or close to the sea: We lived on the southeast coast of Florida.

coast

verb [I]  /koʊst/ us  

coast verb [I] (MOVE EASILY)

(of a vehicle) to continue moving from its own forward force, without the addition of any power: He coasted to a stop. To coast is also to advance without effort: She coasted through her senior year of high school.
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