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crosswise

1crosswise

adverb cross·wise \-ˌwīz\

: from one side or corner to the other

Full Definition of CROSSWISE

1
archaic :  in the form of a cross
2
:  so as to cross something :  across <carrot sticks cut crosswise>

Examples of CROSSWISE

  1. Cut the potato crosswise rather than lengthwise into thin slices.
  2. <first cut the sandwiches crosswise and then trim the crusts>

First Known Use of CROSSWISE

14th century

2crosswise

adjective

: going from one side or corner to another

: involved in a conflict or disagreement

Full Definition of CROSSWISE

2
:  involved in conflict or disagreement <got crosswise with his teacher>

Examples of CROSSWISE

  1. He got crosswise with his boss and nearly lost his job.

First Known Use of CROSSWISE

1883

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