v. sail back and forth on the ocean; sail as for protection of commerce, in search of an enemy, or for pleasure
Several privateer often cruise near the entrance of the channel to search big cargo.
Sentence in Classic:
It would be the greatest pleasure to him to have her there to the last moment before he sailed, and perhaps find her there still when he came in from his first cruise.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
No possible endeavor then could enable her commander to make the great passage southwards, double Cape Horn, and then running down sixty degrees of latitude arrive in the equatorial Pacific in time to cruise there.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
He was vaguely aware that Miss Bart was cruising in the Mediterranean with the Dorsets, but it had not occurred to him that there was any chance of running across her on the Riviera, where the season was virtually at an end.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
During the operations of the army commanded by the prince generalissimo, a squadron had been cruising in the Mediterranean.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context