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English definition of “criss-cross”

criss-cross

verb [I or T]     /ˈkrɪs.krɒs/ US  /-krɑːs/
to move or exist in a pattern of lines crossing something or each other: This area of the city is criss-crossed by railway lines .Patterns and shapesCrossing and moving through criss-cross     adjective a criss-cross pattern Patterns and shapes
(Definition of criss-cross verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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