cross-country Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cross-country" in British English

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cross-countryadjective

uk   /ˌkrɒsˈkʌn.tri/  us   /ˌkrɑːs-/
Cross-country ​sportsinvolvepeoplemoving over ​longdistances through the ​countryside: cross-country ​skiing

cross-countryadverb

uk   /ˌkrɒsˈkʌn.tri/  us   /ˌkrɑːs-/
across the ​length of a ​country: After ​university we ​bought a ​campervan and ​travelled cross-country for two ​months.
(Definition of cross-country from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cross-country" in American English

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cross-countryadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈkrɔs ˈkʌn·tri/

cross-country adjective [not gradable] (INVOLVING DISTANCES)

(of ​sports) ​involvingmovement over some ​distance through ​naturalareas: cross-country ​skiing/​running

cross-country adjective [not gradable] (ACROSS A COUNTRY)

across the ​length or ​width of a ​country: After ​college we ​bought a ​camper and ​traveled cross-country for two ​months.
(Definition of cross-country from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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