double-cross

verb
dou·​ble-cross | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈkrȯs How to pronounce double-cross (audio) \
double-crossed; double-crossing; double-crosses

Definition of double-cross

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to deceive by double-dealing : betray

double cross

noun

Definition of double cross (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : an act of winning or trying to win a fight or match after agreeing to lose it
b : an act of betraying or cheating an associate
2 : a cross between first-generation hybrids of four separate inbred lines (as in the production of hybrid seed corn)

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Verb

double-crosser noun

Examples of double-cross in a Sentence

Noun politics is full of double crosses and backbiting
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Made from recycled ocean plastics and spandex, this fully lined top features a scoop neck, thick straps, a double cross back, and cut-out holes in the front that allow water to pass through. Rebecca Parsons, Outside Online, 30 Jan. 2021 This would have been a good moment for a timely double cross,. Erik Kain, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Still, the Jefferson dream lives on, in the form of flags — a gold pan and two Xs, a heavy-handed symbol of the double cross — that, during the pandemic, have adorned face masks. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2021 Still, the Jefferson dream lives on, in the form of flags — a gold pan and two Xs, a heavy-handed symbol of the double cross — that, during the pandemic, have adorned face masks. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2021 Still, the Jefferson dream lives on, in the form of flags — a gold pan and two Xs, a heavy-handed symbol of the double cross — that, during the pandemic, have adorned face masks. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2021 Still, the Jefferson dream lives on, in the form of flags — a gold pan and two Xs, a heavy-handed symbol of the double cross — that, during the pandemic, have adorned face masks. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2021 Still, the Jefferson dream lives on, in the form of flags — a gold pan and two Xs, a heavy-handed symbol of the double cross — that, during the pandemic, have adorned face masks. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2021 Still, the Jefferson dream lives on, in the form of flags — a gold pan and two Xs, a heavy-handed symbol of the double cross — that, during the pandemic, have adorned face masks. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of double-cross

Verb

1903, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of double-cross was in 1834

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“Double-cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-cross. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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double-cross

verb
dou·​ble-cross | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈkrȯs \
double-crossed; double-crossing

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