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Cruise

[krooz] /kruz/
noun
1.
Tom (Thomas Cruise Mapother, 4th) born 1962, U.S. film actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for t. cruise

cruise

/kruːz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to make a trip by sea in a liner for pleasure, usually calling at a number of ports
2.
to sail or travel over (a body of water) for pleasure in a yacht, cruiser, etc
3.
(intransitive) to search for enemy vessels in a warship
4.
(intransitive) (of a vehicle, aircraft, or vessel) to travel at a moderate and efficient speed
5.
(intransitive) (informal) to search the streets or other public places for a sexual partner
noun
6.
an act or instance of cruising, esp a trip by sea
Word Origin
C17: from Dutch kruisen to cross, from cruiscross; related to French croiser to cross, cruise, Spanish cruzar, German kreuzen

Cruise

/kruːz/
noun
1.
Tom. original name Thomas Cruise Mapother. born 1962, US film actor; his films include Risky Business (1983), Top Gun (1986), Jerry Maguire (1989), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), War of the Worlds (2005), andValkyrie (2008)
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Word Origin and History for t. cruise

cruise

v.

1650s, from Dutch kruisen "to cross, sail to and fro," from kruis "cross," from Latin crux; cf. the sense evolution in cognate cross (v.). Related: Cruised; cruising. As a noun from 1706.

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Slang definitions & phrases for t. cruise

cruise

verb
  1. To drive slowly and watchfully in the streets, walk about vigilantly in bars and parties, etc, looking for a sex partner •Streetwalkers were called cruisers by about 1900: He started cruising the singles bars (1903+)
  2. To make a sexual approach: I dated girls but at the same time was still cruising guys/ But what happens if, after cruising chicks you find yourself with a more cerebral companion? (1940s+)
  3. To be smoothly going about one's business: He was still ''cruising nice and mellow'' from an acid trip two nights before (1960s+)
Related Terms

let's boogie, shakedown cruise


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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