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1 the highest part or point
  • at that point the filmmaker was at the crest of his critical acclaim, which included winning an Oscar for best picture

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2 the line formed when two sloping surfaces come together along their topmost edge
  • the hiking party reached the crest of the mountain just as it began to thunder

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The first known use of crest was in the 14th century

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“Crest.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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