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cross

cross

 
 
pronunciation:
kraws
parts of speech:
noun, verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an upright line or pole with a horizontal one across it.
 
similar words:
crisscross
definition 2: something in the shape of a cross that is used as a symbol for Christianity.
 
definition 3: a difficulty or burden.
Being teased by my brothers was my cross to bear while I was growing up.
synonyms:
adversity, affliction, burden, distress, ordeal, sorrow, trial
similar words:
difficulty, illness, misfortune, mishap, pain, problem, trouble, worry
definition 4: a mixture of two kinds of animals or plants that has characteristics of both parents; hybrid.
A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey.
similar words:
blend, combination, mix, mongrel
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: crossed, crosses, crossing
definition 1: to move across.
Let's cross the street.
synonyms:
go across, move across
similar words:
advance, crisscross, cut across, ford, intersect, pass, travel, walk
definition 2: to place in a crossed position.
I crossed my arms across my chest.
synonyms:
fold
similar words:
span, twist
definition 3: to pass across or intersect.
The bridge crossed the stream.
synonyms:
intersect, meet
similar words:
bisect, connect, cut, join, link
definition 4: to mark off or scratch out from a list (usually followed by "out" or "off").
We crossed out the names of the people who were not coming to the party.
synonyms:
scratch
similar words:
cancel, delete, destroy, edit, eliminate, erase, omit, remove
definition 5: to work against; oppose.
If you cross Miss Chen, she will be very angry.
synonyms:
oppose, resist
similar words:
block, challenge, hinder, obstruct, prevent, stop
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: crosser, crossest
definition: in a bad mood.
He's very cross today, so don't bother him.
synonyms:
cranky, disagreeable, grouchy
similar words:
angry, grumpy, ill, irritable, mad
Word Builder: cross +
  • crosswalk:
    a part of the road that is marked off for people to cross on foot.
  • cross-eyed:
    having both eyes pointing in toward the nose.
  • crossroad:
    a road that crosses another road.
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