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American English: /kruz/
British English: /kruːz/

Translation of cruise in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (Nautical)
    hacer un crucero
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    (police car)
    pasearse en coche
  • 2 2.1 (travel at steady speed)
    (car) (a una velocidad constante)
    we are now cruising at an altitude of 30,000ft
    volamos or nos desplazamos ahora a una altitud de 30.000 pies
    2.2 (Sport)Smith cruised home
    Smith llegó a la meta holgadamente
    the team cruised to an easy victory
    el equipo logró cómodamente la victoria
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (search for sex) [slang]
    buscar plan or (River Plate area) programa or (Chile) pinche [slang]
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • (ship) (Military)
    (for pleasure)
    navegar por
    (police car)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.


  • to go on a cruise
    hacer un crucero
    world cruise
    crucero alrededor del mundo
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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