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cross

verb

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1 to be unfaithful or disloyal to
  • people who cross the local mob boss usually are found floating in the river

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2 to divide by passing through or across
  • there's a light where that street crosses Main Street

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3 to make one's way through, across, or over
  • you may have to cross some woods on the way

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4 to enter the mind of
  • the idea did cross me that he might be pulling my leg

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cross

noun

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1 a test of faith, patience, or strength
  • dyslexia is just my cross to bear, and I accepted it long ago

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2 an offspring of parents with different genes especially when of different races, breeds, species, or genera
  • the mare is an Arabian-Thoroughbred cross

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cross

adjective

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1 being offspring produced by parents of different races, breeds, species, or genera
  • raises both purebred and cross lambs

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“Cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cross. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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