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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cruise  \Cruise\  (kr[udd]z),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cruised} 
  (kr[udd]zd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cruising}.]  [D.  kruisen  to  move 
  crosswise  or  in  a  zigzag,  to  cruise,  fr  kruis  cross,  fr  OF 
  crois,  croiz,  F.  croix,  or  directly  fr  OF  croisier,  F. 
  croiser,  to  cross,  cruise,  fr  crois  a  cross.  See  {Cross}.] 
  1.  To  sail  back  and  forth  on  the  ocean;  to  sail,  as  for  the 
  potection  of  commerce,  in  search  of  an  enemy,  for  plunder, 
  or  for  pleasure. 
 
  Note:  A  ship  cruises  in  any  particular  sea  or  ocean;  as  in 
  the  Baltic  or  in  the  Atlantic.  She  cruises  off  any 
  cape;  as  off  the  Lizard;  off  Ushant.  She  cruises  on  a 
  coast;  as  on  the  coast  of  Africa.  A  priate  cruises  to 
  seize  vessels;  a  yacht  cruises  for  the  pleasure  of  the 
  owner. 
 
  Ships  of  war  were  sent  to  cruise  near  the  isle  of 
  Bute.  --Macaulay. 
 
  'Mid  sands,  and  rocks,  and  storms  to  cruise  for 
  pleasure.  --Young. 
 
  2.  To  wander  hither  and  thither  on  land.  [Colloq.] 




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