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1NZ Australian Relaxed or easy-going.‘I spent three cruisy days with my folks’
- ‘In between, there are ' hard to resist ' dub instrumentals that maintain Naked's cruisy flow.’
- ‘I figured they were breaking me in and not giving me a chance to think this would be a cruisy job.’
- ‘The group is about to launch its 3-track debut CD, featuring the cruisy summer groove of ' Mellow Day '.’
- ‘It's the most stressful, and the most responsibility I've ever had, but the cruisy environment I work in coupled with my fun workmates makes it an enjoyable experience.’
- ‘Opera Bar is one of the best bars in Sydney, if you are after a very cool, cruisy and friendly vibe.’
- ‘So Friday will be a cruisy day hanging out in the office and think about the weekend ahead.’
- ‘We both tried to adopt a laid-back, cruisy attitude about not having plans or a schedule.’
- ‘We have a cruisy drive back pulling in for petrol once.’
2(of a place) used by people searching for gay sexual partners.‘he was assaulted near a cruisy park’
- ‘It was a grubby, grotty, sleazy, cruisy dive, but it had atmosphere, and we all loved it despite ourselves.’
- ‘In this specific instance, I'd also pretend that married straight guys sometimes go to cruisy video arcades to pick up porn magazines for their straight male friends.’
- ‘They later confirmed that he was assaulted near a cruisy park by an ex-lover.’
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