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cruise

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a journey over water in a vessel
  • took a luxury cruise for their first wedding anniversary

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cruise

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of cruise (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to move about from place to place aimlessly
  • the girls happily cruised around the mall for hours

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2 to move or proceed smoothly and readily
  • she's been cruising through her daily physical therapy with remarkable ease

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3 to travel on water in a vessel
  • cruised to the Bahamas in their yacht

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The first known use of cruise was in 1651

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cruelty-free

cruise

cruised

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“Cruise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cruise. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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