Definition of cruise control in English:

cruise control

noun

  • 1An electronic device in a motor vehicle that can be switched on to maintain a selected constant speed without the use of the accelerator.

    • ‘Keep an eye on your speedometer or set the cruise control on long trips to avoid going over the speed limit, thus avoiding costly fines.’
    • ‘The cruise control was easy to use, and in these days of our strongly policed roads, it is just about an essential option.’
    • ‘And without cruise control you are constantly watching the speedo on the open road.’
    • ‘I put on the blinker and returned to the right lane, set the cruise control for 64 mph, and put it all on automatic.’
    • ‘A competent cruise control system is a welcome feature on main road journeys.’
    • ‘Radio and cruise control switches are on the back of the steering wheel, and they are surprisingly intuitive.’
    • ‘On the motorway I check out the adaptive cruise control which is a fantastic boon.’
    • ‘The test vehicle was fitted with cruise control, hidden away in front of the driver's right knee.’
    • ‘For the same reason, if you do a lot of long journeys, cruise control is excellent, as your right foot is then released from pressure on the accelerator pedal.’
    • ‘Employ cruise control and all you have to is point the car in the direction you want to go… it's that simple.’
    • ‘He'd already given up and switched to cruise control.’
    • ‘As the hours passed with cruise control taking the strain from the right foot and no clutch to worry about, it felt like piloting a trans-Atlantic flight.’
    • ‘Elsewhere, only the cruise control was not clearly intuitive and proved rather fiddly to set.’
    • ‘For longer trips using cruise control can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.’
    • ‘A cruise control with an integrated speed limit monitor is also standard across the range.’
    • ‘Also, never use your cruise control when driving in winter conditions.’
    • ‘I start the long drive from Colorado to Canada in high spirits, hands off the cruise control and a full cooler between us.’
    • ‘There is even cruise control which makes motorway journeys all the more pleasurable.’
    • ‘Now, though, you expect not just power assistance but satellite navigation and cruise control and parking sensors too.’
    • ‘It's more likely to be the intelligent cruise control that uses radar to control the gap in front to a specified distance.’
    1. 1.1 Used in reference to actions performed with little effort.
      ‘the team went on cruise control during the second half’
      ‘United finished the game in cruise control’
      • ‘When I want cruise control, I'll pick up a deck of cards.’
      • ‘It is the only other song that goes above mid-tempo, and afterward the record moves into cruise-control.’
      • ‘For the last month Stewart has been on cruise control.’
      • ‘However, while the Geordies were rocketing up the league last year their Northeast neighbours Sunderland were on cruise control straight to the Nationwide.’
      • ‘Another free from Maurice Fitzgerald and another fine effort from James Fitzgerald saw the South Kerry side in cruise control.’
      • ‘Even in winning inside two days, New Zealand at times appeared to be on cruise control.’
      • ‘Ellis is on cruise control in this round, not doing much.’
      • ‘Atkin says that hard-charging style is what separates the Paris company from rivals content to operate on cruise control.’
      • ‘The Nets are rolling so steadily, they must be using cruise control.’
      • ‘SFU put it in cruise control in the second half and held on for an 81-55 victory.’
      • ‘The Clan put it in cruise control in the second half for a 79-43 win.’
      • ‘The Eagles had spent the past three weeks on cruise control, beating up on the Bengals and Browns and kicking back on an off-week.’
      • ‘Sarsfields were in cruise control in the second half, with Campbell in outstanding form.’
      • ‘Some players just put their lives on cruise control once they get drafted.’
      • ‘I've reached a point in my life where I'm on cruise control.’
      • ‘After a close opening set and a half Kuerten hit cruise control and romped home on his fourth match point.’
      • ‘But if you're on cruise control, you're in a different frame of mind.’
      • ‘The gaps in their defence allowed Armstrong, Kennedy and Brennan with a double to move into cruise control.’
      • ‘Ford, who keeps his big guys happy, can ease into cruise control and efficiently run the halfcourt game.’
      • ‘The pressure was on the Tigers, who were in cruise control with a 6-3 lead.’
      effortlessly, comfortably, simply, straightforwardly
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Pronunciation

cruise control

/ˈkro͞oz kənˌtrōl/