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Definition of "coasting" [coast•ing]

  • Present participle of coast. (verb)
  • The act of sailing along a coast, or from port to port. (noun)

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Use "coasting" in a sentence
  • "The phrase "coasting schools", though it has acquired a new buzz in the education debate, has a longer history than this government."
  • "None of them played more than 28 minutes in coasting to a win over Indiana in San Antonio on Thursday night, and coach Gregg Popovich also had a chance to rest his vocal cords - he was ejected in the second quarter for arguing a no-call against Pacers forward Mike Dunleavy."
  • "The navigation returns for 1909 show that we had 5,000 sea-going vessels sailing from British Columbia ports, while there were 20,000 vessels engaged in coasting trade, representing in all over 9,000,000 tons of shipping."
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