UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkruː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kru/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kro̅o̅)

From the verb crow: (⇒ conjugate)
crew is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Rare: mainly UK)
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the [flight, film, lighting, construction, demolition] crew
  2. is a [member, part] of the crew
  3. The crew is [composed, made up] of [three] [members, people].
  4. a crew of [three]
  5. [instructed, told, advised] the crew to
  6. as [instructed] by the crew
  7. [led, organized] the crew
  8. the [captain, pilot] and his crew
  9. slang: [hanging, chilling] with my crew
  10. slang: a [violent, street, local, neighborhood] crew
  11. with his crew of [friends, musicians, dropouts, gangsters]
  12. really make a motley crew
  13. in the crew's quarters
n as adj
  1. is a crew member
  2. has a crew cut
  3. in the crew quarters
  1. crew a [yacht, sailboat, plane]
  2. the [yacht] is crewed by
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [blue, black, carrion, grey] crow
  2. a murder of crows
  3. The sky is filled with crows.
  4. [twenty miles] from here as the crow flies
  5. The crows are [cawing, calling].
  6. [cawing] like a crow
  7. a member of the crow family
  8. crows and [ravens, magpies]
  9. find a crow's [eggs, nest]
  10. heard the crow of [cocks, roosters]
  11. gave a crow of [triumph, joy, satisfaction]
  12. informal: had to eat crow [when, after, because of]
  13. slang: is an [old, evil] crow
  14. UK, slang: well, stone the crows!
  1. the [cock, rooster, cockerel] crows (at dawn)
  2. crow about [the, how, your]
  3. he is always crowing about [the]
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