cross

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cross

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Plain form
cross

Third-person singular
crosses

Past tense
crossed

Past participle
crossed

Present participle
crossing

  1. (transitive) If you cross something, you go from one side of it to the other side.
    Don't cross the street until the light turns green.
    We can cross the river at the bridge, or we can get wet.
  2. (transitive) If you cross something, you put one part over another perpendicularly.
    She crossed her ankles: she put one foot on the other side of the other foot.
  3. (transitive) If you cross someone, you do something that the person does not like.
    Don't cross me. Make sure to agree with me.
  4. (intransitive) If you cross, you go in a path that will intersect with someone else's path.
    Boats crossing from starboard have right-of-way.

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Noun[change]

Singular
cross

Plural
crosses

a Latin cross
  1. (countable) A cross is a figure made of two straight lines or bars that intersect each other such that at least one of them bisects the other.
    In Christianity, the death of Jesus is represented by a cross.

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Positive
cross

Comparative
crosser

Superlative
crossest

  1. Someone who is cross is angry or annoyed.
    Jill spoke to me rudely because she was cross.

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