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crisscross

criss·cross

crisscross

 
pronunciation:
krIs kraws
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: adjective
definition: with two or more lines crossing each other.
The sweater was woven in a crisscross pattern.
similar words:
cross
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a mark or pattern of two or more lines crossing each other.
He filled the page with crisscrosses.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a crosswise manner or pattern.
Lay the logs crisscross.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crisscrossed, crisscrosses, crisscrossing
definition 1: to make crossing lines over.
Tire tracks crisscrossed one another in the mud.The chef crisscrossed the ham with lines of cloves.
definition 2: to move back and forth over.
The police crisscrossed the woods looking for the boy.
similar words:
traverse
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form a pattern of crossed lines.
The lines on the globe crisscross.