I UK [kəʊst] / US [koʊst] noun [countable]
Word forms "coast":
singular coast plural coasts
an area of land beside a sea

the east coast of England

on the coast:

We had a nice day on the coast.

II UK [kəʊst] / US [koʊst] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "coast":
present tense I/you/we/they coast he/she/it coasts present participle coasting past tense coasted past participle coasted
1) to achieve success very easily or with very little effort

Scotland coasted to a 31–12 win over Argentina.

2) to continue to move in a car or on a bicycle after you have switched off the engine or have stopped pedalling with your legs

English dictionary. 2014.


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