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coast

2 verb
     
Related topics: Water
coast2 [intransitive]
1 [usually + adverb/preposition] if a car or bicycle coasts, it moves without any effort from you or any power from the engine
coast down/around/along etc
Bev coasted downhill on her bicycle.
2 to not try very hard to do something well - used to show disapproval:
Janey's teacher says she's just coasting at school.
3 to be successful at something without much effort:
They scored three goals in the first half and from then on United were coasting.
coast to/through
The Ugandan relay team are coasting to victory.
4TTW to sail along the coast while staying close to land

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