Definition of cruise in English:
verb[no object, with adverbial]
- Boat owners can always call ahead to a marina and check on their latest price if they're cruising in an area with several fuel docks.
- This is a great area to cruise, one that is still somewhat undeveloped and off the beaten path.
- However, lulled by the simplicity of canal cruising, I had gotten lazy and failed to check the lock information on the chart.
- Nowadays many boats and cruise ships are deterred by the lack of an adequate harbour.
- Industry providers were selected from the hotels, inns and villas, charter boats, cruise ships, taxis, rent-a-cars and restaurants.
- Yet as we pushed off into the middle of the flow we quickly picked up speed, until moments later we were skipping across the wake of the plodding tourist boats cruising under Tower Bridge.
- The address that Rod had been given was a 20 mile drive away and it was not until nearly three o'clock that he cruised slowly past the terraced houses where he had been told to find the car.
- A few people stumbled out of the small selection of pubs along the street, but beyond that and a few handful of teenagers cruising slowly up and down the seafront nothing was happening.
- We drove back to Algiers, and cruised slowly through the neighborhood.
- I wasn't into ‘gay’ - cruising, discos, the tubs, drugs, Fire Island, and all that.
- While these nooks provided the cover for sexual activity, cruising also occurred amongst men on their way in and out of the park along the trails.
- It's not THAT different from cruising in bars or online.
- Please avoid bars that are notorious for one reason or another, bars that are used for cruising and pick ups.
- Or if she does, she'll glance quickly away again, paranoia in her eyes, afraid that she'll be caught cruising the straight girl.
- I hate to think how you'd have reacted if I'd been cruising you.
- Both aircraft were cruising at their assigned altitude of 36,000 ft.
- A seemingly endless line of petrol tankers cruises along the road, their drivers smiling at us as we speed by.
- The group of travellers leaped on the man after it was claimed he stood on his seat screaming and lashed out at people who tried to calm him as the aircraft was cruising at 30,000 feet above the Atlantic.
- With his build and style of running, a move to the marathon was always going to be inevitable and the ease with he cruised to victory yesterday underscored his potential.
- They have cruised to the championship of the Premier League with ease with an impressive 18 wins out of 19 games.
- Saturday was a different story, when four of five Indonesian boxers cruised to the next stage.
- Lewis and Morgan don't walk yet- they cruise everywhere.
- DS is 16.5 months now and he cruises confidently, crawls like Speedy Gonzales and will walk a few steps holding one hand.
- Her mum looked on with pride and relief as she took her first faltering steps in their front room and started to cruise the furniture.
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- Newlyweds cheerfully talk about their future plans during a romantic moment on deck during their honeymoon cruise.
- The pier is to be redeveloped as a cruise terminal.
- The agency is offering an eight-day luxury cruise with a four-day stop at the fair.
cruising for a bruising
- informal Heading or looking for trouble.Example sentences
- Six months on from posting, I think it's still true that new entrant developers are cruising for a bruising while the wily old foxes of developing are sitting quiet and looking for opportunities.
- This type of thinking is just cruising for a bruising while your speed picks up even more, and there are too many sad stories about skaters who unsuccessfully fell prey to it.
- Hmm, you're cruising for a bruising methinks, and as such, you're on your own lad.
excruciating from late 16th century:
The source of excruciate is Latin excruciare ‘to torment or torture’, which was based on crux. This meant ‘a cross’, of the kind used to crucify someone, and is the root not only of cross but also of crucial, and crux (mid 17th century). In English to excruciate someone was originally to torture them.
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