Predicate: cruise

Roleset id: cruise.01 , travel at leisure, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

cruise.01: CRUISE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'cruise' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 51.4.2, Framenet entry Transportation. (from cruise.01-v)


cruise (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: traveller (vnrole: 51.4.2-Agent)

Example: cruisin' for a bruisin'

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        We cruise toward another set of pilings .

        Arg0: We
        Rel: cruise
        Argm-dir: toward another set of pilings

Roleset id: cruise.02 , look for a sexual partner in a public place, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

cruise.02: CRUISE-V NOTES: Syntax of this class also fits with nonvehicle-51.4.2 (location as object); semantics really aren't very different from other sense, only differs in purpose. (from cruise.02-v)


cruise (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: seeker (vnrole: 51.4.2-Agent)
        Arg1-LOC: public place (vnrole: 51.4.2-Location)

Example: didn't expect this usage in wsj

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: both,  voice: ns,  form: participle

        The judge was quoted as referring to the victims as ``queers'' and saying they wouldn't have been killed ``if they hadn't been cruising the streets picking up teenage boys.''

        Arg0: they
        Argm-neg: n't
        Rel: cruising
        Arg1: the streets
        Argm-adv: picking up teenage boys