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coast

noun [C] uk   /kəʊst/ us    /koʊst/
B1 the land next to or close to the sea: Rimini is a thriving resort on the east coast of Italy. The accident happened three miles off the coast (= in the sea three miles from land). We spent a week by/on the coast (= by the sea).Coasts and beachesBays and gulfs coast to coast from one side of the country to the other: We travelled across America coast to coast.Somewhere, anywhere, nowhere, or everywhere mainly US in every part of a country: The visiting politician received coast-to-coast media attention.Country and nationContinents and regions of the worldCountry names

coast

verb [I] uk   /kəʊst/ us    /koʊst/
to move forward in a vehicle without using the engine, usually down a hill: At the top of the hill I switched off the engine and we just coasted down the other side.Driving and operating road vehicles to progress or succeed without any effort or difficulty: While I struggled, my sister coasted through school with top grades.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
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