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cruiseverb [I]

us   /kruz/
to travel at a continuous speed: The plane is cruising at 240 knots.
If you cruise in a car, you drive for pleasure: We went cruising around downtown on Friday night.
Cruise can also mean to travel on large ships for pleasure.

cruisenoun [C]

us   /kruz/
a trip on a large ship 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   /kruːz/ us   /kruːz/
B1 a journey on a large ship 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   /kruːz/ us   /kruːz/
cruising
noun [U] uk   /ˈkruː.zɪŋ/ 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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