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crisscross

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verb criss·cross \ˈkris-ˌkrȯs\

Definition of crisscross

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark with intersecting lines

  3. 2 :  to pass back and forth through or over

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to go or pass back and forth

  6. 2 :  overlap, intersect

Examples of crisscross in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of crisscross

obsolete christcross, crisscross mark of a cross


First Known Use: 1818


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crisscross

adjective criss·cross

Definition of crisscross

  1. :  marked or characterized by crisscrossing

crisscross

adverb

1840

First Known Use of crisscross

1840


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crisscross

noun criss·cross

Definition of crisscross

  1. 1 :  a crisscross pattern :  network

  2. 2 :  the state of being at cross-purposes; also :  a confused state

Examples of crisscross in a sentence

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

1833

First Known Use of crisscross

1833


CRISSCROSS Defined for English Language Learners

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crisscross

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verb criss·cross \ˈkris-ˌkrȯs\

Definition of crisscross for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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crisscross

noun criss·cross

Definition of crisscross for English Language Learners

  • : a pattern that is formed by lines crossing each other


CRISSCROSS Defined for Kids

crisscross

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verb criss·cross \ˈkris-ˌkrȯs\

Definition of crisscross for Students

crisscrossed

crisscrossing

  1. 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. 2 :  to mark with or make lines that go across one another


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