recross

verb re·cross \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkrȯs \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of recross

recrossed; recrossing; recrosses
transitive + intransitive
: to cross again: such as
a T/I : to intersect for second or subsequent time
  • A beautiful young student crosses and recrosses his path …
  • —Oliver Herford
  • These multiple storylines, all fascinating, cross and recross in ways that expand the meanings of all of them …
  • —Nancy Lord
b T : to return to a position with one part lying crosswise one over another
  • He recrossed his arms, looked away and refused to move.
  • —Bob Levey
  • He immediately sat down at the defense table to one side of the courtroom, crossing and recrossing his legs with studied indifference.
  • —Carol J. Williams
c T/I : to traverse again : to go again from one side to the other
  • In this way did the restless shade of Captain H. C. Jorgenson recross the water of oblivion to step back into the life of men.
  • —Joseph Conrad
  • As Mrs. Vincent Crummles recrossed back to the table, there bounded on to the stage from some mysterious inlet, a little girl in a dirty white frock …
  • —Charles Dickens

First Known Use of recross

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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