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English definition of “double-cross”

double-cross

verb [T]     /ˌdʌb.l̩ˈkrɒs/ US  /-ˈkrɑːs/ informal
to deceive someone by working only for your own advantage in the (usually illegal) activities you have planned together: The diamond thief double-crossed his partners and gave them only worthless fake jewels.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trappingDisloyalty, betrayal and treason double-cross     noun [C] They set up a double-cross to cheat him of his money.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trappingDisloyalty, betrayal and treason
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