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v. criss·crossed, criss·cross·ing, criss·cross·es
1. To mark with crossing lines.
2. To move back and forth through or over: crisscrossed the country on a speaking tour.
To move back and forth.
1. A mark or pattern made of crossing lines.
2. A state of being at conflicting or contrary purposes.
Crossing one another or marked by crossings.
In a manner or direction that crosses or is marked by crossings.
[Alteration of Middle English Cristcrosse, mark of a cross, short for Cristcross (me speed), may Christ's cross (give me success).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. to move or cause to move in a crosswise pattern
2. to mark with or consist of a pattern of crossing lines
(esp of a number of lines) crossing one another in different directions
3. a pattern made of crossing lines
4. (Games, other than specified) a US term for noughts and crosses
in a crosswise manner or pattern
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to move back and forth over.
2. to mark with crossing lines.v.i.
3. to pass back and forth; be arranged in a crisscross pattern.adj.
4. Also, criss′crossed`. having many crossing lines, paths, or the like.n.
5. a crisscross mark, pattern, etc.adv.
6. in a crisscross manner; crosswise.
[1810–20; alter. of christcross figure of a cross]
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Past participle: crisscrossed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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|Noun||1.||crisscross - a marking that consists of lines that cross each other|
marking - a pattern of marks
|Verb||1.||crisscross - cross in a pattern, often random|
|2.||crisscross - mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines; "wrinkles crisscrossed her face"|
line - mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
|3.||crisscross - mark with a pattern of crossing lines; "crisscross the sheet of paper"|
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
|Adj.||1.||crisscross - marked with crossing lines|
|Adv.||1.||crisscross - crossing one another in opposite directions|
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The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
n → Kreuzundquer nt
adj pattern → Kreuz-
vt → mit einem Kreuzmuster versehen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
a. cruzado-a, entrelazado-a;
adv. en cruz.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012