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Definition of crest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually singular] crest (of something) the top part of a hill or wave surfers riding the crest of the wave
  2. 2a design used as the symbol of a particular family, organization, etc., especially one that has a long history the university crest
  3. 3a group of feathers that stand up on top of a bird's head The male is recognizable by its yellow crest.
  4. Idioms
    the crest of a/the wave
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    a situation in which someone is very successful, happy, etc. They've been on the crest of the wave ever since their election victory.
    ride the crest of something
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    to enjoy great success or support because of a particular situation or event The band is riding the crest of its last tour.
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