crosswise

adverb
cross·​wise | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwīz How to pronounce crosswise (audio) \

Definition of crosswise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

crosswise

adjective

Definition of crosswise (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of crosswise in a Sentence

Adverb Cut the potato crosswise rather than lengthwise into thin slices. first cut the sandwiches crosswise and then trim the crusts Adjective He got crosswise with his boss and nearly lost his job.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Serve: Carve the chicken breasts off the bone, slice them crosswise, and serve with the salad. Beth Segal, cleveland, 23 Sep. 2021 Slice each wedge crosswise into triangles, no more than 1/8-inch-thick. Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2020 Cut each half crosswise into 1/16-inch-thick half-moon slices. Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of crosswise

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Crosswise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosswise. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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crosswise

adverb
cross·​wise | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwīz How to pronounce crosswise (audio) \

Kids Definition of crosswise

: so as to cross something The carrots were cut crosswise.

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