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cross·cut

 (krôs′kŭt′, krŏs′-)
tr.v. cross·cut, cross·cut·ting, cross·cuts
1. To cut or run across or through.
2. To cut using a crosscut saw.
3. To interweave (two separate, usually concurrent scenes or sequences) in a film.
adj.
1. Constructed or used for cutting crosswise: crosscut teeth on a saw.
2. Cut across or crosswise: a crosscut slice of beef; a crosscut incision.
n.
1. A course or cut going crosswise.
2. A path more direct than the main path; a shortcut.
3. A level in a mine driven so that it intersects a vein of ore.
4. A crosscut saw.

crosscut

(ˈkrɒsˌkʌt)
adj
cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
n
1. a transverse cut or course
2. a less common word for short cut
3. (Mining & Quarrying) mining a tunnel through a vein of ore or from the shaft to a vein
vb, -cuts, -cutting or -cut
4. to cut across
5. (Film) films Also: intercut to link (two sequences or two shots) so that they appear to be taking place at the same time

cross•cut

(ˈkrɔsˌkʌt, ˈkrɒs-)

adj., n., v. -cut, -cut•ting. adj.
1. made or used for cutting crosswise.
2. cut across the grain or on the bias.
n.
3. a transverse cut or course.
4. a shortcut diagonally across a network of roads or paths.
5. a passageway in an underground mine, usu. from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
6. an act or instance of crosscutting.
v.t.
7. to cut or go across.
8. to insert into a particular film or television scene or sequence (portions of another scene).
v.i.
9. to employ crosscutting.
[1580–90]
cross′cut`ter, n.

crosscut


Past participle: crosscut
Gerund: crosscutting

Imperative
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Present
I crosscut
you crosscut
he/she/it crosscuts
we crosscut
you crosscut
they crosscut
Preterite
I crosscut
you crosscut
he/she/it crosscut
we crosscut
you crosscut
they crosscut
Present Continuous
I am crosscutting
you are crosscutting
he/she/it is crosscutting
we are crosscutting
you are crosscutting
they are crosscutting
Present Perfect
I have crosscut
you have crosscut
he/she/it has crosscut
we have crosscut
you have crosscut
they have crosscut
Past Continuous
I was crosscutting
you were crosscutting
he/she/it was crosscutting
we were crosscutting
you were crosscutting
they were crosscutting
Past Perfect
I had crosscut
you had crosscut
he/she/it had crosscut
we had crosscut
you had crosscut
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Future
I will crosscut
you will crosscut
he/she/it will crosscut
we will crosscut
you will crosscut
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Future Perfect
I will have crosscut
you will have crosscut
he/she/it will have crosscut
we will have crosscut
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Future Continuous
I will be crosscutting
you will be crosscutting
he/she/it will be crosscutting
we will be crosscutting
you will be crosscutting
they will be crosscutting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crosscutting
you have been crosscutting
he/she/it has been crosscutting
we have been crosscutting
you have been crosscutting
they have been crosscutting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crosscutting
you will have been crosscutting
he/she/it will have been crosscutting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crosscutting
you had been crosscutting
he/she/it had been crosscutting
we had been crosscutting
you had been crosscutting
they had been crosscutting
Conditional
I would crosscut
you would crosscut
he/she/it would crosscut
we would crosscut
you would crosscut
they would crosscut
Past Conditional
I would have crosscut
you would have crosscut
he/she/it would have crosscut
we would have crosscut
you would have crosscut
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crosscut - a diagonal pathcrosscut - a diagonal path      
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
2.crosscut - a route shorter than the usual onecrosscut - a route shorter than the usual one  
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
Verb1.crosscut - cut using a diagonal line
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

crosscut

verb
To pass through or over:
References in classic literature ?
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To date 1,800 feet of the underground program has been completed, including 1,300 feet of decline and related work and 500 feet of crosscuts through the Marc Zone.
Crosscuts creating larger particles afford adequate security for all but the most sensitive material.
Today, shredders come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and price ranges -- from low-end, minimal-security strip cuts to high-end, high-security crosscuts.
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