Meaning of CREST in English

CREST

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the brow/crest of a hill (= the top part of a hill )

A tank appeared over the brow of the hill.

the crest of a wave (= the top of the wave where it begins to fall )

Surfers rode on the crest of a wave.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

family

Note the family crest of a crown and an eight-pointed star, symbolizing their alleged descent from one of the three kings.

The modelling of these moors - a reference to the family crest - repays study.

In the middle at the top was the Pease family crest: A dove rising with a pea stalk in its beak.

I think it's from a family crest .

wave

As we approached the breaker line, a normal boat would have pitched and tossed awkwardly on the wave crests .

The seawater flowed up through the cracks between the bamboo poles, and the wave crest traveled right over the raft.

■ VERB

reach

After a long approach slog, reaching the crest of a ridge usually means you're getting somewhere at last.

When I reached the crest of the hill I turned to look back.

The mare's breath was roaring as she reached the crest .

The ship lost its masts and began to break up before reaching the crest of the Falls,.

The Green movement is partly due to the flower people reaching a crest of economic power.

ride

She rode on a great crest of spittle, from one tongue, one watery taste, to another.

Chiseled into the first was the outline of a boat riding the crest of a wave.

Lois was riding the crest of it.

Its literacy struggle rode the crest of revolution.

Booker Washington, riding a crest of popularity, taunted Turner with statistics.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

In the distance we could see a small boat riding the crests of the waves.

the Pacific Crest Trail

There's a trail up there that follows the length of the crest .

When I reached the crest of the hill, I turned to look back.

writing paper with the family crest

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Accompanying the expanded domain of r4 expression, neural crest cells migrating from this region also express r4 markers.

Beyond the harbour low waves formed, their crests as livid as sapphires.

Booker Washington, riding a crest of popularity, taunted Turner with statistics.

Here the way ran along the crest of a bank which skirted the Lake.

Just beyond the crest they will tend to accumulate, for the effect of the wind is felt less here.

The night was clear, and arched up from the hills with a new moon rising over their crests.

The vast curling crest of the hurricane reared over them, and its face stretched from horizon to horizon.

Up Zion Hill and at the crest , Isaac was nowhere to be seen.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

By afternoon, we had crested another ridge.

The Colorado River crested at 7 feet above flood stage.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Cover and allow to rise until the dough has doubled in size or is cresting over the bread pans.

Here are other points of interest: The river at Halstad is expected to crest near 30 feet Saturday.

Officials now expect it to crest Friday at 17.5 feet.

Oslo likely will crest Monday near 31.5 feet.

The Goose River at Hillsboro was expected to crest late today.

The river is expected now to crest at 8.5 feet in Hillsboro tonight, the weather service reported.

This rising wave of Euro-skepticism has yet to crest .

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