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English definition of “cross”

cross

verb (GO ACROSS)    /krɒs/ US  /krɑːs/
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
(Definition of cross verb (GO ACROSS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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