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English definition of “crest”

crest

verb [I]    /krest/
(of a wave , a flood , etc.) to reach the highest level that something can reach : The flood waters crested Thursday (= reached their highest level ).
(Definition of crest verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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