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noun crew pronunciation in British English /kruː/ 
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singularcrew
pluralcrews
  1. 1
    [countable] the people who work on a ship, aircraft etc: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

    The jet crashed soon after takeoff, killing all the passengers and crew.

  2. 2
    [countable] a group of people with a particular skill who work together: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

    a film crew

    an ambulance crew

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  3. 3
    [singular] informal, showing disapproval a group of people

    They spoke to the leader and his crew.

    a motley crew (=a strange mixture of people of different types):

    Films like these attract a motley crew of enthusiasts.

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  4. 4
    [countable] a team of people who row a boat in a race: can be followed by a singular or plural verb
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    1. a.
      [uncountable] American the sport of rowing a boat in races
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