Definition of 'crew'
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My thoughts are with all the families of the passengers and crew! The Sun (2016)After fire crews left the scene the pupils were allowed to go home to change. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Ambulance crews wondered whether they would be targeted while tending to the wounded. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The five surviving crew were rescued by the Japanese boats they had been trying to destroy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Bosses are said to be worried other cast and crew members could be struck down, putting the quality of the show at risk. The Sun (2016)She was about to walk outside when an aide pointed out that there was a TV crew waiting. Times, Sunday Times (2017)On the day he was due to set off three of the crew bailed out for'personal reasons '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The internet might be slow on the ship and crew quarters are often small so you can't take much stuff and you'll probably be sharing a room. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was a danger to the crew and passengers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The organisers run a website forum to match yachts looking for crew with people wanting to sail. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The man was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance crews. The Sun (2014)Britain sailors or crews are in medal positions in four classes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The crew carry umbrellas with which they try to shield the actors from prying camera lenses. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The ship and its crew were safe. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The behaviour was observed by a boat crew and recorded using tagging devices. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This documentary uses interviews with crew and dramatic reconstruction to tell the story. The Sun (2007)Twenty of the crew escaped on three small boats. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We are addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Beginners can learn sailing skills while experienced sailors can crew their own yachts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They made up the most motley of crews. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Three seconds covers the top five crews in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You could feel the embarrassed disgust of cast and crew. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There was minimal delay to the patient being cared for by a full paramedic crew. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Is this the right thing for a documentary crew to be doing? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Perhaps half would have been crew to man the sails and to row when the wind was weak. Christianity Today (2000)The crew told the passengers that the damage was not serious and the boat continued on its way. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The airline has begun training volunteers from other areas of the business to work as crew and keep aircraft flying. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The technical crew had been paid. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No one else was lunching except my TV crew. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'crew'
British English: crew /kruː/ NOUN
The crew of a ship, an aircraft, or a spacecraft consists of the people who work on it and operate it. Crew can take the singular or plural form of the verb.
...the crew of the space shuttle.
- American English: crew
- Arabic: طاقِم
- Brazilian Portuguese: tripulação
- Chinese: 全体人员
- Croatian: posada
- Czech: posádka
- Danish: besætning
- Dutch: bemanning
- European Spanish: tripulación
- Finnish: miehistö
- French: équipage
- German: Besatzung
- Greek: πλήρωμα
- Italian: equipaggio
- Japanese: 乗組員
- Korean: 승무원
- Norwegian: mannskap
- Polish: załoga
- European Portuguese: tripulação
- Romanian: echipaj
- Russian: команда
- Spanish: tripulación
- Swedish: besättning
- Thai: ลูกเรือ
- Turkish: tayfa
- Ukrainian: екіпаж
- Vietnamese: thủy thủ đoàn
British English: crew VERB
If you crew a boat, you work on it as part of the crew.
This neighbor crewed on a ferryboat.
The lifeboat was, for the men who crewed her, quite simply the best all-round boat.
- American English: crew
- Brazilian Portuguese: tripular
- Chinese: 当船员
- European Spanish: formar parte de la tripulación
- French: faire parte de l'équipage
- German: Besatzungsmitglied sein
- Italian: far parte dell'equipaggio di
- Japanese: 乗組員として働く
- Korean: 승무원으로 일하다
- European Portuguese: tripular
- Spanish: formar parte de la tripulación
Definition of crew from the Collins English Dictionary
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