crime wave

Definition of crime wave

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a gross violation of law

    :  a grave offense especially against morality

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

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

    :  to move in waves :  heave

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

    :  open water

    :  a shape or outline having successive curves


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