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English definition of “cross”

cross

verb uk   /krɒs/ us    /krɑːs/

cross verb (GO ACROSS)

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. 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.
cross your arms/fingers/legs to put one of your arms, fingers, or legs over the top of the other: She sat down and crossed her legs.

cross verb (ANNOY)

[T] to annoy someone by not doing or saying what they want: I wouldn't cross him if I were you, not if you value your life.

cross verb (MIX)

[T] If you cross a plant or animal with another of a different type, you cause them to breed together in order to produce a new variety (= type of plant or animal).

cross verb (IN SPORT)

[I or T] in some sports, to hit, kick, or throw the ball across the playing area to another player, not forwards or backwards: He crossed (the ball) to Bremer, who somehow failed to score from two metres out.

cross verb (MAKE SIGN)

UK specialized finance & economics to draw two lines across the middle of a cheque to show that it needs to be paid into a bank account: a crossed cheque cross yourself UK specialized When Christians cross themselves, they move their hand down and then across their face or chest, making the shape of a cross.

cross

noun [C] uk   /krɒs/ us    /krɑːs/

cross noun [C] (MARK)

A1 a written mark (x or +) formed by two lines going across each other. The mark x is usually used to show where something is, or that something has not been written correctly.

cross noun [C] (OBJECT)

B1 an object made of one long upright piece of wood, with a smaller piece across it near the top. In the past, people were tied or fastened with nails to crosses as a punishment and left hanging on them until they died. B1 an object in the shape of a cross that people were killed on, used as a symbol of Christianity: Christ died on the Cross. She wears a gold cross round her neck. The priest made the sign of the cross (= moved his or her hand down and then across the chest) over the dead bodies. a medal in the shape of a cross: In Britain, the Victoria Cross is awarded for acts of great bravery during wartime.

cross noun [C] (MIXTURE)

a mixture of two different things that have been combined to produce something new: Police dogs are often a cross between a retriever and an alsatian.
See also

cross noun [C] (IN SPORT)

in some sports, a kick, hit, or throw of the ball that goes from one side of the playing area to the other, not forwards or backwards: He headed the ball into the net, after a great cross from Pele.

cross

adjective uk   /krɒs/ us    /krɑːs/
annoyed or angry: My Dad gets cross (with me) if I leave the kitchen in a mess.
crossly
adverb uk   /ˈkrɒs.li/ us    /ˈkrɑːs.li/
"He's so unreliable!" she said crossly.
(Definition of cross verb, noun, adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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