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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).]
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crossed over each other
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