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cross

verb uk   /krɒs/ us    /krɑːs/

cross verb (GO ACROSS)

A2 [I or T] to go across from one side of something to the other: It's not a good place to cross the road. Look both ways before you cross over (= cross the road). Cross the bridge and turn right. They crossed from Albania into Greece.Crossing and moving through cross sb's mind B2 If something crosses your mind, you think of it: It crossed my mind yesterday that you must be short of staff. It never once crossed my mind that she might be unhappy.Thinking and contemplating
cross your arms/fingers/legs to put one of your arms, fingers, or legs over the top of the other: She sat down and crossed her legs.Describing angles, lines and orientations

cross verb (ANNOY)

[T] to annoy someone by not doing or saying what they want: I wouldn't cross him if I were you, not if you value your life.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure

cross verb (MIX)

[T] If you cross a plant or animal with another of a different type, you cause them to breed together in order to produce a new variety (= type of plant or animal).Breeds and breeding

cross verb (IN SPORT)

[I or T] in some sports, to hit, kick, or throw the ball across the playing area to another player, not forwards or backwards: He crossed (the ball) to Bremer, who somehow failed to score from two metres out.

cross verb (MAKE SIGN)

UK specialized finance & economics to draw two lines across the middle of a cheque to show that it needs to be paid into a bank account: a crossed chequeForms of money and methods of payment cross yourself UK specialized When Christians cross themselves, they move their hand down and then across their face or chest, making the shape of a cross.Gestures with the hands or armsReligious practices

cross

noun [C] uk   /krɒs/ us    /krɑːs/

cross noun [C] (MARK)

A1 a written mark (x or +) formed by two lines going across each other. The mark x is usually used to show where something is, or that something has not been written correctly.Punctuation

cross noun [C] (OBJECT)

B1 an object made of one long upright piece of wood, with a smaller piece across it near the top. In the past, people were tied or fastened with nails to crosses as a punishment and left hanging on them until they died. B1 an object in the shape of a cross that people were killed on, used as a symbol of Christianity: Christ died on the Cross. She wears a gold cross round her neck. The priest made the sign of the cross (= moved his or her hand down and then across the chest) over the dead bodies.Specific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbolsReligious objects a medal in the shape of a cross: In Britain, the Victoria Cross is awarded for acts of great bravery during wartime.Prizes, rewards and medals

cross noun [C] (MIXTURE)

a mixture of two different things that have been combined to produce something new: Police dogs are often a cross between a retriever and an alsatian.
See also
Variety and mixturesMixing and mixturesGroups and collections of things

cross noun [C] (IN SPORT)

in some sports, a kick, hit, or throw of the ball that goes from one side of the playing area to the other, not forwards or backwards: He headed the ball into the net, after a great cross from Pele.

cross

adjective uk   /krɒs/ us    /krɑːs/
annoyed or angry: My Dad gets cross (with me) if I leave the kitchen in a mess.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
crossly
adverb uk   /ˈkrɒs.li/ us    /ˈkrɑːs.li/
"He's so unreliable!" she said crossly.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of cross verb, noun, adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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