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Definition of crest verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crest
    he / she / it crests
    past simple crested
    -ing form cresting
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  1. 1[transitive] crest something (formal) to reach the top of a hill, mountain, or wave He slowed the pace as they crested the ridge. The ship crested a wave and then fell twenty feet or more.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of a flood, wave, etc.) to reach its highest level before it falls again (figurative) The level of debt crested at a massive $920 billion in 2009.
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