: to subject to cross-pollination
- Researchers …cross-pollinated Sub1 rice with a high-yielding, flavorful variety called Swarna, which is popular in India and Bangladesh.
- —Tim Folger
- In renewing their story option for The Phantom of the Opera on September 17, 1941, Universal Pictures intended to cross-pollinate their two most lucrative genres, horror movies and Deanna Durbin musicals.
- —Scott MacQueen
: to undergo cross-fertilization
- … the real reason is that the humidity in the air causes it to cross-pollinate and consequently grow seeds.
- —The New Yorker
- … a company can determine whether moving its programmers closer to its designers actually improves teamwork, or whether Friday happy hours are a good way to get employees from different departments to cross-pollinate.
- —Olga Khazan