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verb cross pronunciation in American English /krɔs/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecrossing
past tensecrossed
past participlecrossed
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to go from one side of something such as a road or river to the other

    She wanted to be sure the children had crossed the road safely.

    Wait until there is no traffic and it’s safe to cross.

    1. a.
      to go from one side of something such as a room or enclosed area to the other

      A tall woman was crossing the room toward me.

      cross to:

      He crossed to the window and closed the curtains.

    2. b.
      to go from one side of a border or line that separates places to the other

      It was dark when we crossed the French border.

      cross into:

      Refugees had been crossing into Albania all day.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if things such as roads or lines cross, they go across each other

    Meet me at the point where the two paths cross.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to go across something

      An old Roman road crosses the modern street at right angles.



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