crime wave

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of crime wave

: a sudden increase in the amount of crime in an area

Word by Word Definitions

crime play
  1. : an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government

  2. : a grave offense especially against morality

  3. : criminal activity

wave play
  1. : to motion with the hands or with something held in them in signal or salute

  2. : to float, play, or shake in an air current : move loosely to and fro : flutter

  3. : to move in waves : heave

  1. : a moving ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid (as of the sea)

  2. : open water

  3. : a shape or outline having successive curves

  1. : a member of the women's component of the U.S. Navy formed during World War II and discontinued in the 1970s


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