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 (krĭs′krôs′, -krŏs′)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crisscrossed - marked with crossing lines
reticular, reticulate - resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"
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References in classic literature ?
The plaster, discolored by the steam of many wash-days, was crisscrossed with cracks from the big earthquake of the previous spring.
It was crisscrossed in every direction with long straight lines, sometimes running parallel and sometimes converging toward some great circle.
As Donald Trump crisscrossed the state fundraising and rallying supporters this week, Texas Democrats gathered to unite thousands of delegates behind their party's presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, to help ensure Trump's defeat.
For a couple months in 1976, I became the volunteer chauffeur for Congressman Symms and the Chenoweths, as we crisscrossed Idaho's beautiful 1st Congressional District on the political stump circuit.
Here, Judd's hard-hat posture is styled as a form of heterosexual panic, induced by gleaming panels of anodized aluminum that are canted off the wall, crisscrossed, and fringed like a belly dancer's halter top.
Dropping the politicos back in Washington, D.C., I then crisscrossed the country picking up "poor-performing" owner/operators who were giving the industry a bad name and sealed them up in a cave where they would do no one significant harm.
Laboriously claimed from the sea, crisscrossed by canals and spotted with windmills, the tiny country produced a vibrant bourgeois society with an astonishing artistic legacy, in what has been called the Dutch golden age (2).
Their demonstrator aircraft has crisscrossed the continent a number of times, flying into air shows and remote bush camps from Florida to Alaska.
Founded in 1886, its first president, Dean William MacDonald, crisscrossed the state, spreading, as Homer Ulrich described in the centennial history of MTNA, "the gospel of music." The state's railroads provided free transportation to visit all the state's schools in the interest of the association.
So in the weeks before November's midterm elections, President Bush crisscrossed the nation in support of Republican candidates.