criss|cross

criss|cross «KRIHS KRS, -KROS», verb, adjective, adverb, noun.
–v.t.
1. to mark or cover with crossed lines: »

Little cracks crisscrossed the wall.

2. to come and go across; move or pass back and forth: »

Buses and cars crisscross the city.

–v.i.
to come and go; move back and forth.
–adj.
made or marked with crossed lines; crossing: »

Plaids have a crisscross pattern.

–adv.
1. = crosswise. (Cf.crosswise)
2. Figurative. awry; askew.
–n.
1. a mark or pattern made of crossed lines: »

His messy paper was a crisscross of lines.

2. the game of tick-tack-toe.
3. = christcross. (Cf.christcross)
[alteration of christcross]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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