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Meaning of “double-cross” in the English Dictionary

"double-cross" in British English

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double-crossverb [T]

uk   /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 ​diamondthief double-crossed his ​partners and gave them only ​worthlessfakejewels.
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)

"double-cross" in American English

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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   us   /ˌdʌblˈkrɒs/
to trick or ​cheat someone who ​trusts you, for ​example, a ​businesspartner: After recent ​events in ​Congress, both Democrats and Republicans ​felt they had been double-crossed by their ​partyleaders.
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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