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cross swords

Definition of cross swords

  1. :  to fight or argue —often + with <I didn't want to cross swords with him about who was right.>



Word by Word Definitions

crossplay
  1. :  a structure consisting of an upright with a transverse beam used especially by the ancient Romans for execution

    :  the cross on which Jesus was crucified

    :  crucifixion

  1. :  to lie or be situated across

    :  intersect

    :  to make the sign of the cross upon or over

  1. :  lying across or athwart

    :  moving across

    :  running counter :  opposite

  1. :  across

swordplay swords
  1. :  a weapon (as a cutlass or rapier) with a long blade for cutting or thrusting that is often used as a symbol of honor or authority

    :  an agency or instrument of destruction or combat

    :  the use of force


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