- 1[intransitive, transitive] to travel in a ship or boat visiting different places, especially as a vacation (+ adv./prep.) They cruised down the Nile. cruise something We spent two weeks cruising the Bahamas.
- 2 [intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of a car, plane, etc.) to travel at a steady speed a light aircraft cruising at 4,000 feet a cruising speed of 50 miles an hour
- 3[intransitive, transitive] (of a car, etc. or its driver) to drive along slowly, especially when you are looking at or for something + adv./prep. She cruised around the block looking for a parking space. cruise something Taxis cruised the streets, looking for fares.
- 4[intransitive] + adv./prep. to win or achieve something easily The home team cruised to victory.
- 5[intransitive, transitive] cruise (something) (slang) to go around in public places looking for a sexual partner
NAmE//kruz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cruise
he / she / it cruises
past simple cruised
-ing form cruising