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1crisscross

verb criss·cross \ˈkris-ˌkrs\

: to form a pattern on (something) with lines that cross each other

: to go from one side of (something) to the other side and come back again

Full Definition of CRISSCROSS

transitive verb
1
:  to mark with intersecting lines
2
:  to pass back and forth through or over
intransitive verb
1
:  to go or pass back and forth

Examples of CRISSCROSS

  1. Several highways crisscross the state.
  2. shoelaces that crisscross over the top of the shoe
  3. Tourists crisscrossed the lake from morning until night.
  4. Scientists have been crisscrossing the country to collect data.

Origin of CRISSCROSS

obsolete christcross, crisscross mark of a cross
First Known Use: 1818

2crisscross

adjective

Definition of CRISSCROSS

:  marked or characterized by crisscrossing
crisscross adverb

First Known Use of CRISSCROSS

1840

3crisscross

noun

: a pattern that is formed by lines crossing each other

Full Definition of CRISSCROSS

1
:  a crisscross pattern :  network
2
:  the state of being at cross-purposes; also :  a confused state

Examples of CRISSCROSS

  1. She pointed toward the crisscross of trees that had fallen on the path.

First Known Use of CRISSCROSS

1833
CRISSCROSSING Defined for Kids

crisscross

verb criss·cross \ˈkris-ˌkrs\
criss·crossedcriss·cross·ing

Definition of CRISSCROSS for Kids

1
:  to go, pass, or extend back and forth or cover with something that extends back and forth <On our trip we crisscrossed the state.>
2
:  to mark with or make lines that go across one another

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