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—v., cruised, cruis•ing,
1. to sail about on a pleasure trip.
2. to sail about, as a warship patrolling a body of water.
3. to travel about without a particular purpose or destination.
4. to fly, drive, or sail at a constant speed that permits maximum operating efficiency for sustained travel.
5. to travel at a moderately fast, easily controllable speed: cruising along the highway enjoying the scenery.
6. to travel about slowly, looking for customers or for something demanding attention: Taxis and police cars cruise in the downtown area.
7. to go or travel (often fol. by over): Let's cruise over to my house after the concert.
8. Informal.to go about on the streets or in public areas in search of a sexual partner.
1. to cruise in (a specified area): patrol cars cruising the neighborhood; to cruise the Caribbean.
a. to move slowly through or visit (a street, park, bar, etc.) in search of a sexual partner.
b. to make sexual overtures to; attempt to arouse the sexual interest of.
3. to inspect (a tract of forest) for the purpose of estimating lumber potential.
1. the act of cruising.
2. a pleasure voyage on a ship, usually with stops at various ports.
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Tom (Thomas Cruise Mapother, 4th), born 1962, U.S. film actor.
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