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"double-cross" in British English

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double-crossverb [T]

uk   /ˌdʌb.əlˈkrɒs/ us   /ˌdʌb.əlˈkrɑːs/ 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.
double-cross
noun [C] uk   us  
They set up a double-cross to cheat him of his money.
(Definition of double-cross from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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double-crossverb [T]

to cheat or be dishonest to someone who trusted you
(Definition of double-cross from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"double-cross" in Business English

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double-crossverb [T]

uk   /ˌdʌblˈkrɒs/ us  
to trick or cheat someone who trusts you, for example, a business partner: After recent events in Congress, both Democrats and Republicans felt they had been double-crossed by their party leaders.
double-cross
noun [C]
He is accused of jeopardising the talks by fuelling fears among unionists of a double-cross.
(Definition of double-cross from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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