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transitive verb

: to make the sign of the cross on or over (a person) especially in sanctification of a vow to fight the foes of Christianity


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: with the legs crossed and the body at an oblique angle to the audience
used of a ballet pose

Word History


Transitive verb

Middle English croisen, from Old French croisier, from crois cross, from Latin cruc-, crux


French, from past participle of croiser to cross, from Old French croisier

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“Croise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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