|Origin:||kruisen 'to make a cross, cruise', from Middle Dutch cruce 'cross', from Latin crux; CROSS2|
1 [intransitive and transitive]TTWDLO
to sail along slowly, especially for pleasure:
We were cruising in the Caribbean all winter.
an evening spent cruising the River Seine
2 [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 and 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 effort
The horse cruised to a three-length win.
5 [intransitive and transitive] informal
to go to a bar or other public place, looking for a sexual partner:
We went cruising the singles bars.