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cruiseverb [I]

 us   /kruz/
to ​travel at a ​continuousspeed: The ​plane is cruising at 240 ​knots. If you cruise in a ​car, you ​drive for ​pleasure: We went cruising around ​downtown on ​Fridaynight. Cruise can also ​mean to ​travel on ​largeships for ​pleasure.

cruisenoun [C]

 us   /kruz/
a ​trip on a ​largeship for ​pleasure: a ​Caribbean cruise
(Definition of cruise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"cruise" in British English

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cruisenoun [C]

uk   us   /kruːz/
B1 a ​journey on a ​largeship for ​pleasure, during which you ​visit several ​places

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  • They're going on a cruise round the Med.
  • They've just set off on a round-the-world cruise.

cruiseverb

uk   us   /kruːz/
B2 [I] to ​travel on ​ships for ​pleasure [I] If a ​ship or ​aircraft cruises, it ​travels at a ​continuousspeed. [I or T] slang to go around ​publicplaceslooking for someone to have ​sex with: He ​spends the ​weekends cruising the ​bars.
cruising
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈkruː.zɪŋ/
Mediterranean/​luxury cruising a ​popular cruising ​area/​ground
(Definition of cruise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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