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Definition 1: an ocean trip taken for pleasure - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for cruise in the sense of this definition

(cruise is a kind of ...) an act of traveling by water

Definition 2: sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing - [verb of motion]

Samples where cruise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We were cruising in the Caribbean

(cruise is a kind of ...) travel on water propelled by wind or by other means

"The QE2 will sail to Southampton tomorrow"

Definition 3: travel at a moderate speed - [verb of motion]

Samples where cruise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude

(cruise is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of cruise ) cruise in slow or routine flights

(cruise belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

Definition 4: drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure - [verb of motion]

Samples where cruise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible

(cruise is a kind of ...) travel upon or across

"travel the oceans"

(cruise belongs to category ...) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

Definition 5: look for a sexual partner in a public place - [verb of perception]

Samples where cruise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The men were cruising the park

(cruise is a kind of ...) search or seek

"We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest" "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"

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