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  1. crew
    IPA[kro͞o]
  2. noun

    • 1. a group of people who work on and operate a ship, boat, aircraft, spacecraft, or train:

      he was one of nine members of the crew killed when the plane went down
    • 2. a group of people working on a ship, aircraft, etc. other than the officers:

      the ship's captain and crew may be brought to trial
      Synonym : sailors, seamen, mariners, hands, ship's company, ship's complement
    • 3. the sport of rowing a racing shell.

    • 4. a group of people who work closely together:

      an ambulance crew crews of firefighters from neighboring towns were called in
      Synonym : team, company, unit, party, working party, gang, shift, lineup, squad, force, corps, posse, workers, employees, staff
    • 5. a group of people associated in some way:

      a crew of assorted computer geeks
    • 6. a group of rappers, breakdancers, or graffiti artists performing or operating together:

      a graffiti crew called the Syndicate

    verb

    • 1. provide (a craft or vehicle) with a group of people to operate it:

      normally the boat is crewed by five people
    • 2. act as a member of a crew, subordinate to a captain:

      I've never crewed for a world-famous yachtsman before
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: crew, plural noun: crews

    • verb

      past of crow
    • noun

      a group of people who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc.:

      a group of people working on a ship, aircraft, etc. other than the officers:

    • verb

      provide (a craft or vehicle) with a group of people to operate it:

      act as a member of a crew, subordinate to a captain:

    • verb

      past of crow
    • noun

      a close-fitting round neckline on a sweater or T-shirt:

      a sweater with a crew neck.

    • noun

      a team of people who maintain and service an aircraft on the ground:
    • noun

      a team of firefighters:
    • noun

      the personnel responsible for the operation of an aircraft during flight:
    • noun

      the members of an aircraft crew who attend to passengers:
    • noun

      a female member of a group of people who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc., particularly one who is not an officer:
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