cross-file

verb
\ ˈkrȯs-ˈfī(-ə)l How to pronounce cross-file (audio) \
cross-filed; cross-filing; cross-files

Definition of cross-file

intransitive verb

: to register as a candidate in the primary elections of more than one political party

transitive verb

: to register (a person) as a candidate for more than one party

First Known Use of cross-file

1949, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Cross-file.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-file. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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