cruisecruise2 ●○○ verb 1 [intransitive, transitive]TTWDLO to sail along slowly, especially for pleasure We were cruising in the Caribbean all winter. an evening spent cruising the River Seine2 [intransitive usually + adverb/preposition]TT to move at a steady speed in a car, aircraft etc We were cruising along at 50 miles per hour. We fly at a cruising speed of 500 mph.3 [intransitive, transitive]TTC to drive a car slowly through a place with no particular purpose They cruised up and down the coast road.4 [intransitive] informal to do something well or successfully, without too much effortcruise to The horse cruised to a three-length win.5 [intransitive, transitive] informalSY to go to a bar or other public place, looking for a sexual partner We went cruising the singles bars.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuscruise• A car cruised by with a flag waving out the window.• And Jeff, out cruising, is worried about his looks and fretting about his age.• We spent the afternoon cruising on his yacht.• But hardly anyone thought the Dow would cruise past 5000.• He cruised past them off the motorway, off his planned route.• Let's go cruise some chicks.• Technicals - trucks carrying cannon, anti-aircraft missiles and rocket launchers, cruise the city centre.• Patrol cars cruised the intersection looking for a naked lady, but never stopped at the gas station.• The Jayhawks cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Eagles.• It was Friday night and the kids were out cruising up and down Main Street.cruising speed• And the noise settles to an unobtrusive drone at highway cruising speeds.• The machinery sounds about you reach a steady cruising speed.• The train had just pulled out of the Twenty-third Street station and was accelerating to its cruising speed.• Unfortunately this coincides exactly with its ideal cruising speed.• The windows of the car were open and they hummed along at a steady cruising speed meeting very little traffic.• It had a cruising speed of 106 and a maximum speed of 129 miles per hour.• According to Ilyushin chief designer I.Y. Katyrev performance targets include a cruising speed of 113-127 knots and a with-reserves range of 770 miles.• In order to porpoise, baleen whales must reach four times their normal cruising speed - probably beyond their capabilities.