crew

[[t]kru͟ː[/t]]
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crews, crewing, crewed
1) N-COUNT-COLL The crew of a ship, an aircraft, or a spacecraft is the people who work on and operate it.

The mission for the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour is essentially over...

Despite their size, these vessels carry small crews, usually of around twenty men...

The surviving crew members were ferried ashore.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp A crew is a group of people with special technical skills who work together on a task or project.

...a two-man film crew making a documentary...

A paramedic ambulance crew went to the accident scene but were unable to save Mrs Wilson.

3) VERB If you crew a boat, you work on it as part of the crew.

She was already a keen and experienced sailor, having crewed in both Merlin and Grayling...

[V n] There were to be five teams of three crewing the boat.

[V-ed] ...a fully crewed yacht.

4) N-SING-COLL: oft N of n (disapproval) You can use crew to refer to a group of people you disapprove of. [INFORMAL]

...the motley crew of failed and aspiring actors who comprised the `distinguished guests'...

This crew of killers and life-wreckers are headed by the mad but cunning Nino Brown.

Syn:
rabble, gang

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