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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycross over
he/she/itcrosses over
present participlecrossing over
past tensecrossed over
past participlecrossed over
  1. 1
    to stop supporting one group and start supporting another
    cross over to:

    Another member of the government has crossed over to the opposition.

  2. 2
    to start to belong to a different group or type from before
    cross over into:

    Several Latino singers have crossed over into mainstream rock.

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