Definition of cresting
: a decorative edging or railing (as on pottery or furniture)
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Floods late this week ravaged communities near St. Louis due to cresting of the Meramec River, which runs into the Mississippi River.
Pentatonix won The Sing Off in 2011, just as the a cappella phenomenon was cresting.
The show presents a nation, and the sensibilities of its artists, in a period of transition, with violence cresting, identities in flux and some brave souls hatching plans.
In developing these tools, Kasisto and MoneyStream join a multitude of other companies that are riding the cresting wave of artificial intelligence to surface information that's useful for humans.
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