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crew

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a camera crew (=the people who work the cameras that make a film or programme)
▪ We can provide a professional camera crew for any type of production.
a film crew/unit (=a group of people working together to make a film)
▪ The film crew are making a documentary about village life.
a television (film) crew
▪ A television crew were allowed to film the meeting.
ambulance staff/crew/worker
▪ The ambulance crew removed him from the wreckage.
cabin crew
crew cut
crew neck
flight crew
ground crew
lifeboat crew/station/service
maintenance crew/man/staff (=someone who looks after buildings and equipment for a school or company)
wrecking crew
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
motley
▪ A motley crew for the most part, with the reputation of being beer-swilling, womanising chauvinists.
▪ He got on stage at his party with a black Strat and a motley rock crew called Miss World.
▪ When he stalked out he left her with a motley crew mostly of accountants and lawyers.
■ NOUN
air
▪ We are still insisting that the attack on Baghdad was carried out to protect the lives of our air crew.
▪ If the Nations Air crew had been alerted, it might not have had to take evasive action.
▪ For this tour Sugar also carried two engine fitters and an airframe fitter, Cecil W Brownlee, as well as the air crew.
▪ It shows this air crew just as he baled out of the aircraft less his parachute harness which he had abandoned on landing.
ambulance
▪ But only two million out of the 20 million journeys which ambulance crews carry out each year are emergency calls.
▪ They also give advanced life-support training to ambulance crews.
▪ The action taken in London had an immediate affect elsewhere as ambulance crews began to protest at the Government's intervention.
▪ Parents who were very distressed. Ambulance crews were tending to the injured.
▪ An ambulance crew has confirmed that he would have died within seconds if the right action hadn't been taken.
▪ A pregnant woman had to be rescued from her car by ambulance crews on the A48 in Gloucestershire.
▪ Andrew Culf Three ambulance crews from Fulham dealt with emergencies yesterday after the 999 calls were put through to them.
cabin
▪ This goes on to the computer so that the cabin crew will know to reassure you and help you through the flight.
▪ The airline will run 13 former Dan Air short-haul routes from Gatwick, using 450 of its existing flight and cabin crew.
▪ One member of the cabin crew was killed.
▪ But after they take off a stewardess appears. Cabin crew, John reminds himself: stewardess is sexist.
camera
▪ Outside Number 10 itself there was a solitary television camera crew.
▪ The whir of the camera crews set off a media stampede.
▪ The camera crews rushed forward, desperate to catch this moment on film.
▪ The camera crews were desperate for a shot, and the reporters needed a quote.
▪ The horde of fans, press and camera crews, who assembled each morning and night at training, looked on quizzically.
▪ The way camera crews staked out the hospital, you would have thought that Jackson himself was giving birth.
▪ My only surprise is they weren't wearing full panstick make-up for the photographers and camera crews assembled outside.
▪ That is, until camera crews on the tarmac turned their lenses to them.
chief
▪ Because our Hueys had no guns except the machine guns the crew chief and gunner used, they were called slicks.
▪ In other words, they helped the crew chiefs where required, as well as one another.
▪ A boy called Red, the crew chief for this ship, helped me strap in on the right side.
▪ The crew chief showed them the damage under the engine cowling.
▪ Gary DeHart, two-time series champion Terry Labonte's crew chief, also was fined and placed on probation in Daytona.
▪ All three crew chiefs work for Hendrick Motorsports.
▪ The crew chief and gunner were also happy.
▪ One crew chief stayed, dead.
film
▪ But the illusion is soon shattered ... the moored sailing vessel alongside is heaving with 65 members of a film crew.
▪ A film crew had it narrowed down to Ahwatukee or a spot near the Phoenix Zoo.
▪ During 1992, more than 30 film crews have carried out features on the Group.
▪ After Major League Baseball agreed to cooperate, the Giants allowed film crews access to the stadium.
▪ The gunmen and the survivors who came here, the photographers and correspondents and film crews simply walked on to the theatrical stage.
▪ And did the film crew make a difference?
▪ As their cameras rolled, the film crew looked on anxiously while Crawford drove the Rolls up the ramp.
▪ The film crew had leased a large hangar at Ford Island and used it as their headquarters during the filming.
fire
▪ The car had to be righted before fire crews could attempt to cut the woman free.
▪ A fire crew arrived, took one look and summoned an ambulance.
▪ And fire crews were stoned in three separate incidents as they tried to deal with fires.
▪ Two fire crews from Bury attended the crash which happened in a torrential downpour.
▪ Arson fear: Fire crews tackled the second blaze in three days in an empty house in Trent Street, Middlesbrough yesterday.
▪ House arson: Fire crews spent more than two hours tackling a severe blaze in an empty Middlesbrough house yesterday.
▪ Seconds later the police, county ambulance and fire crews arrived and the process of transporting the passengers to the ambulances began.
flight
▪ The flight crew aborted the takeoff, however, could not stop the aircraft on the wet runway.
▪ In this case the members of the flight crew live in the bunker, alongside their missiles.
▪ As the party headed home the flight crew served cake and sang Happy Birthday.
▪ In the air, the all-male flight crew ruled.
▪ Pilots and other flight crew immediately come to mind; so too do maintenance engineers and air traffic controllers.
▪ The flight crew reported smoke in the cockpit and cabin before the tower lost contact.
ground
▪ The ground crew got Patterson out in a tearing rush.
▪ As he was saying that, I looked out the window and saw the ground crew taking the luggage off the plane.
▪ The ground crew can now work to refuel, clean the squashed bugs off the bubble and put the aircraft to bed.
▪ The ground crews within the Army Air Corps are generally the unsung heroes behind everything we do.
▪ Graf von Kageneck is helped into his parachute harness by his ground crew on a Sicilian airfield in May 1941.
▪ The following day, the ground crews arrived and received thirteen Spitfires with another ten on April 28.
▪ The personnel include air and ground crews, communications experts and air traffic controllers.
▪ Then they've got the ground crews with dozens of machine-guns and hundreds of damn rifles, all blazing away.
lifeboat
▪ It was only when I started to receive my magazine that I realised just how courageous the lifeboat crews are.
▪ The articles show the bravery, skill and commitment that is needed by each of the lifeboat crews.
▪ He has trained handicapped youngsters at sea and is a lifeboat crew member.
▪ The courage and endeavours of the volunteer lifeboat crews have fired the support of many generations.
▪ A LIFEBOAT crew has been honoured for a daring rescue on the Cleveland coast.
maintenance
▪ And travelling maintenance crews may not turn up from one year to the next because of the immense areas they have to cover.
▪ He saw the maintenance crew posed disconsolately on a hill.
▪ Then one day all of us on the maintenance crew were watching a blue movie.
member
▪ The crash killed the two crew members and three people on the ground.
▪ The buoy is somehow a fitting monument to the crew members who lost their lives here.
▪ I was a crew member of the Enola Gay, the B29 that dropped a bomb on Hiroshima.
▪ Her surviving crew members, rich with prize money, are unprepared, perhaps, for what lies ahead -- peace.
▪ The three crew members of Guiding Lights were then arrested and ordered to put into Plymouth.
▪ Six of the Challenger crew members are represented on the national Challenger Center board by their surviving spouses.
television
▪ The television crew did their stuff.
▪ Reporters and television crews dribbled in to Austin over the last few days, with 275 requesting press credentials.
▪ To my great surprise, the television crews gathered round in order to interview me about my project.
▪ Out of the corner of his eye he can see the television crews squirming around in the haze of light.
▪ Professional television crews, in fact, bring their own power generators with them to enable them to light large areas.
▪ Soviet television crews were taken to the site, telegenic Soviet doctors were produced to discuss the likely consequences.
▪ Now it would command television crews, gangs of itinerant Press men and jolly serious ball by ball radio commentary.
▪ From early morning the hotel was besieged by television crews, newspaper photographers and reporters.
■ VERB
carry
▪ This superb floating hotel has a passenger capacity of 1,610 and carries a staff and crew of almost 700.
▪ Norman B.. Clendenen, carrying a crew of 10 and one passenger, Capt.
▪ Each ship displaced nearly 45,000 tons and carried a crew of 1,900 officers and men.
kill
▪ It overturned and sank, killing 84 crew members.
▪ The crash killed the two crew members and three people on the ground.
▪ At best, they can entangle the nets of a fishing boat and kill the crew.
▪ The captain and four others were killed and 15 crew injured.
▪ The other came down near the village of Upper Heyford, killing its two crew members.
▪ With the rocket's armaments he rigged up an explosive which killed both the crew and the people of Dido.
send
▪ They can also send out crews quite easily to film their parliament or people.
▪ Samples of the material were collected and sent for analysis while crews worked to remove the material.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a motley collection/crew/assortment etc
▪ A group appear from the house, a motley collection like a troupe of clowns.
▪ A middle-aged couple got out and began to unload a motley collection of boxes and bags.
▪ All had several days' growth of beard and were dressed in a motley collection of civilian clothing.
▪ If so, is what you have put together really just a motley collection with a messy clash of styles and materials?
▪ Photographs of the period show groups of men in a motley collection of semi-uniform.
▪ The party is not a motley collection of ageing hippies, but an arm of a wealthy and complex organisation.
▪ When he stalked out he left her with a motley crew mostly of accountants and lawyers.
skeleton staff/crew/service etc
▪ A skeleton staff was on duty to keep the world-wide operations of Royalbion ticking over.
▪ The skeleton staff were no match for Massenga and his team of ex-Security policemen.
▪ The Automobile Association skeleton staff trio will be huddled in front of their personal computer screens relaying road conditions to drivers.
▪ The doc pointed out how appropriate it was to have a Skull in a skeleton crew.
▪ The Republicans and Democrats tick over with a skeleton staff and then hire specialist consultants for each campaign.
▪ There was only a skeleton staff on duty and no one took much notice of him.
▪ Various versions were filmed on closed sets with skeleton crews and strict security.
▪ Without you ghost ferries would cross the Mersey manned by skeleton crews.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Everyone aboard the Montreal Queen, including the crew, died.
▪ Everyone in the movie's cast and crew has done a great job.
▪ I'd like to thank you on behalf of the officers and crew.
▪ Jason's on the Boston College crew.
▪ The crew of the space shuttle will hold a press conference Friday.
▪ The captain and crew would like to welcome you on board Flight 381 to Geneva.
▪ We found a happy crew of foreign students in the hostel.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ For day-to-day mission operations the crew can use jeans and T-shirts or any clothing that they would wear on Earth.
▪ I clicked in the intercom and asked the crew chief and the gunner if they were ready.
▪ Johns decided to record Satriani live in the studio over the course of 12 days with a handpicked crew of session players.
▪ My injury would mean extra work for the rest of the crew.
▪ The Heritage was working out of Scarborough and her crew are believed to be from Bridlington.
▪ The pair died trying to rescue a downed helicopter crew during a 16-hour firefight in Mogadishu.
▪ Two fire crews from Bury attended the crash which happened in a torrential downpour.
II.verb
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The U.S.S. Mason was crewed entirely by black sailors.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Some countries can crew one or two major movies simultaneously.
Wikipedia

Crew

A crew is a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. A location in which a crew works is called a crewyard or a workyard. The word has nautical resonances: the tasks involved in operating a ship, particularly a sailing ship, providing numerous specialities within a ship's crew, often organised with a chain of command. Traditional nautical usage strongly distinguishes officers from crew, though the two groups combined form the ship's company. Members of a crew are often referred to by the title Crewman.

Crew also refers to the sport of rowing, where teams row competitively in racing shells.

Crew (comics)

For The Crew, a short lived comic book series published by Marvel Comics, see The Crew (comics).

Crew, the first regular Czech international comic magazine, started publication in 1997. It was meant to be published every two months, but it started having long breaks after the first year. Officially publication ended in 2003 with Crew 21.

Crew (disambiguation)

A crew is a group or class of people who work at a common activity.

Crew may also refer to:

Crew (band)

Crew were a British funk rock band formed in 1965 in London, England, by John Wright as lead vocalist and percussionist specializing on congas.

In 1969, the songs "Marty" and "Danger Signs", written by Richard Hartop, were recorded and released on Plexium and, in 1970, the band recorded a ska version of Paul Simon's "Cecilia" and "1970" by Jonathan King released on Decca.

In 1971, John reformed the band with, lyricistJon Newey ( bongos, claves, congas, maracas), John Chichester ( electric guitar and vocals), Ian Rutter ( bass guitar), Tony Perry ( organ and vocals) and songwriterMartin Samuel ( drums and percussion).

The band then signed with The Space Agency, in Chelsea, London, for management and representation and worked consistently including at such notable London venues as The Marquee Club and The Roundhouse. Signed to the same agency, Crew often performed as part of the Emperor Rosko International Roadshow.

The Crew, known as a funking good band for their style of original percussive-led progressive funk rock music, broke up in 1972.

CREW (performance company)

CREW is a Belgian performance group, founded in Brussels in 1991 by Eric Joris. CREW operates on the border between art and science, between performance art and new technology. Artist Eric Joris develops his live-art projects in close collaboration with scientists and other artists. CREW's immersion-based performances put the spectator right into the heart of the experience, exploring and innovating the potential of immersivity and state-of-the-art interactive technology. The running thread in the work of CREW is Eric Joris'drive for a deeply rooted utopia: the search for a medium that both dissects and expands our experience.

CREW's creations range from one-to-one performances, staged performances and visual arts installations to scientific research set-ups and interventions in public spaces. CREW's work has been presented on stages across Europe, at large public events from Brussels to the Shanghai World Expo, and at scientific conferences in Europe, China and the U.S. In 13 years CREW has immersed thousands of people.

CREW is artistic partner in the EU-funded multidisciplinary research consortium Dreamspace, which develops tools that enable creative professionals to combine live performances, video and computer generated imagery in real time.

Crew (company)

Crew is a technology company from Montreal, Quebec. The company develops, markets, and operates the Crew app, which lets individuals find freelance graphic designers, illustrators and software developers. Crew's freelancers have completed projects for companies such as Dropbox, Medium, Tinder, Eventbrite and IDEO.

In addition to its freelancer marketplace, Crew operates Unsplash, a photography website where users can submit copyright-free photography. Over 40,000 photographers have submitted original photos to Unsplash.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Crew

Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), imp. of Crow.

Crew

Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), n. (Zo["o]l.) The Manx shearwater.

Crew

Crew \Crew\ (kr[udd]), n. [From older accrue accession, reenforcement, hence, company, crew; the first syllable being misunderstood as the indefinite article. See Accrue, Crescent.]

  1. A company of people associated together; an assemblage; a throng.

    There a noble crew Of lords and ladies stood on every side.
    --Spenser.

    Faithful to whom? to thy rebellious crew?
    --Milton.

  2. The company of seamen who man a ship, vessel, or at; the company belonging to a vessel or a boat.

    Note: The word crew, in law, is ordinarily used as equivalent to ship's company, including master and other officers. When the master and other officers are excluded, the context always shows it.
    --Story.
    --Burrill.

  3. In an extended sense, any small body of men associated for a purpose; a gang; as (Naut.), the carpenter's crew; the boatswain's crew.

    Syn: Company; band; gang; horde; mob; herd; throng; party.

Crew

Crow \Crow\ (kr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Crew (kr[udd]) or Crowed (kr[=o]d); p. p. Crowed ( Crown (kr[=o]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Crowing.] [AS. cr[=a]wan; akin to D. kraijen, G. kr[aum]hen, cf. Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. Crake.]

  1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance. ``The cock had crown.''
    --Bayron.

    The morning cock crew loud.
    --Shak.

  2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.

  3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.

    The sweetest little maid, That ever crowed for kisses.
    --Tennyson.

    To crow over, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.

    Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem.
    --Bp. Hall.

Wiktionary

crew

Etymology 1 n. 1 A group of people (often staff) manning and operating a large facility or piece of equipment such as a factory, ship, boat, or airplane 2 (context plural: crew English) A member of the crew of a vessel or plant 3 (context obsolete English) Any company of people; an assemblage; a throng. 4 (context nautical plural: crew English) A member of a ship's company who is not an officer 5 (context arts English) The group of workers on a dramatic production who are not part of the cast 6 (context arts plural: crew English) A worker on a dramatic production who is not part of the cast 7 A group of people working together on a task 8 (context informal often derogatory English) A close group of friends 9 (context often derogatory English) A set of individuals lumped together by the speaker vb. 1 (context transitive and intransitive English) To be a member of a vessel's crew 2 To be a member of a work or production crew 3 To supply workers or sailors for a crew Etymology 2

vb. (context British English) (en-past of: crow) To have made the characteristic sound of a rooster. Etymology 3

n. (context British dialectal English) A pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs Etymology 4

n. The Manx shearwater.

WordNet

crew

v. serve as a crew member on

crew

  1. n. the men who man a ship or aircraft

  2. an organized group of workmen [syn: gang, work party]

  3. an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd" [syn: crowd, gang, bunch]

  4. the team of men manning a racing shell

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

crew

mid-15c., "group of soldiers," from Middle French crue (Old French creue) "an increase, recruit, military reinforcement," from fem. past participle of creistre "grow," from Latin crescere "arise, grow" (see crescent). Meaning "people acting or working together" is first attested 1560s. "Gang of men on a warship" is from 1690s. Crew-cut first attested 1938, so called because the style originally was adopted by boat crews at Harvard and Yale.

Usage examples of "crew".

When they leaked the salt water was apt to affect the accumulators and chlorine gas was released to torment and suffocate the crews.

During the day, camera crews of CBA and affiliated stations across the country had sought public reactions.

Admiral Bossu, seeing that further resistance was useless, and that his ship was aground on a hostile shore, his fleet dispersed and three-quarters of his soldiers and crew dead or disabled, struck his flag and surrendered with 300 prisoners.

Some among the crew thought this conception smacked of anthropocentric chauvinism.

He told the crew there was a lake of oil under there a mile wide, a mile deep and five miles long and that it was on a perfect anticline and would flow for years with never a chance for anybody to suck it out from under them.

While these operations threw a heavy strain on the crews, their necessarily small scale could not have any appreciable effect.

In the spring, down below, a new construction crew from Detroit began work on the Arroyo Chapel expansion.

Mateus, able crew apprenticed to Kat, had just picked up the leather cup.

But even there the Archimandrite was hearing rumours that the fleeing Navarchy ships were being allowed to surrender, or even accept a sort of neutral internment, still fully crewed and armed, rather than being destroyed or captured.

Stanager Rose and her crew, even as it applied to squid of all sizes and species, but the practical effects of the process were abundantly evident in their astoundingly swift progress across the water.

She recognized star shaped astrocytes, and the presence of macro phages--the cleanup crew, whose function is to tidy up after infection.

He knew some scavengers and even starship crews who had grown blase about procedures, always moaning at Confederation Astronautics Board operational safety requirements.

Confederation Astronautics Board to carry freight and up to twenty passengers, crew toroid refurbished, and crew-members in a tigerish frame of mind.

The high usufferingfering in the war had caught attrition rates the Israelis were s up with Moshe Levy and his crew.

I wondered if he could really still do it without re-takes, an autocue, a full production crew and the Dutch courage of cocaine.