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    Cruise meaning.

    Hello, my favorite dictionary is thefreedictionary.com I entered a word "cruise" and this dictionary suggest me one meaning "b. Slang To look for a sexual partner, as in a public place." do I need to this word slang meaning? If you read this and you are a native English speaker and what do you think? do I need to know this slang? do you know this slang as a native English speaker? Here is a direct link to "Cruise" cruise - definition of cruise by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: Cruise meaning.

    Context!

    In the appropriate context, I understand cruise to mean what you suggest. Normally I associate the word with expensive trips on a boat.

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    Re: Cruise meaning.

    Thank you. Somewhere in the past I have seen this expression "Cruising down the street" Does this mean what I'm just spending my time down in the streets with a car"

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    Re: Cruise meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    Thank you. Somewhere in the past I have seen this expression "Cruising down the street" Does this mean what I'm just spending my time down in the streets with a car"
    Context!

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    #5

    Re: Cruise meaning.

    That's all my context :)

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    #6

    Re: Cruise meaning.

    This is my context "Cruising down the street in my 64" Sorry for spam.

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    Re: Cruise meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    That's all my context :)
    Then we cannot say what it means exactly.

    I am a little surprised that you should just come up with this sentence with no context at all. Was it just floating around in the air?

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    Re: Cruise meaning.

    No, it wasn't just floating around in the air. I looked in it carefully and I find out that full context is "Cruising down the street in my 64" 64 is just a popular car in the past.

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    Re: Cruise meaning.

    He was driving up and down the street in his cool car.
    If he had been "cruising the bars" then he'd have been looking for women.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 25-Dec-2012 at 13:07.
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    Re: Cruise meaning.

    As Barb says, to cruise around town in your car means to drive around without necessarily having a specific destination, mostly for fun and maybe looking for some social contact. The 1973 hit movie American Graffiti is based on this activity. A "64" might typically refer to a 1964 Chevy Impala, especially the convertible, ideal for cruisin'.

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