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crosswise

adverb cross·wise \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwīz \

Definition of crosswise

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

Examples of crosswise in a Sentence

  1. Cut the potato crosswise rather than lengthwise into thin slices.

  2. first cut the sandwiches crosswise and then trim the crusts

First Known Use of crosswise

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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crosswise Synonyms

Near Antonyms

lengthwise, longitudinally;

Related Words

across;

Phrases

on the bias, on the diagonal;


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crosswise

adjective

Definition of crosswise

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

Examples of crosswise in a Sentence

  1. He got crosswise with his boss and nearly lost his job.

First Known Use of crosswise

1883

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CROSSWISE Defined for English Language Learners

crosswise

Definition of crosswise for English Language Learners

  • : from one side or corner to the other


crosswise

Definition of crosswise for English Language Learners

  • : going from one side or corner to another

  • : involved in a conflict or disagreement


CROSSWISE Defined for Kids

crosswise

adverb cross·wise \ ˈkrȯs-ˌwīz \

Definition of crosswise for Students

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


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