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English definition of “cross-country”

cross-country

adjective uk   /ˌkrɒsˈkʌn.tri/ us    /ˌkrɑːs-/
describes sports in which competitors race over long distances through the countryside: cross-country skiingAthletics

cross-country

adverb uk   /ˌkrɒsˈkʌn.tri/ us    /ˌkrɑːs-/
across the length of a country: After high school we bought a camper van and travelled cross-country for two months.Direction of motionPoints of the compassThrough, across, opposite and against
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