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English noun: cruise

1. cruise (act) an ocean trip taken for pleasure


Broader (hypernym)ocean trip, voyage

English verb: cruise

1. cruise (motion) drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure

SamplesShe cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible.

ExamplesThey cruise the countryside

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)journey, travel

Domain categorydriving

2. cruise (motion) travel at a moderate speed

SamplesPlease keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude.

ExamplesThe cars cruise down the avenue

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)stooge

Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

3. cruise (perception) look for a sexual partner in a public place

SamplesThe men were cruising the park.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)look, search

4. cruise (motion) sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing

SamplesWe were cruising in the Caribbean.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)navigate, sail, voyage

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