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Meaning of "crisscross" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRISSCROSS

crisscross  [ˈkrɪsˌkrɒs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRISSCROSS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crisscross is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb crisscross in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES CRISSCROSS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of crisscross in the English dictionary

The first definition of crisscross in the dictionary is to move or cause to move in a crosswise pattern. Other definition of crisscross is to mark with or consist of a pattern of crossing lines. Crisscross is also crossing one another in different directions.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRISSCROSS

PRESENT

Present
I crisscross
you crisscross
he/she/it crisscrosses
we crisscross
you crisscross
they crisscross
Present continuous
I am crisscrossing
you are crisscrossing
he/she/it is crisscrossing
we are crisscrossing
you are crisscrossing
they are crisscrossing
Present perfect
I have crisscrossed
you have crisscrossed
he/she/it has crisscrossed
we have crisscrossed
you have crisscrossed
they have crisscrossed
Present perfect continuous
I have been crisscrossing
you have been crisscrossing
he/she/it has been crisscrossing
we have been crisscrossing
you have been crisscrossing
they have been crisscrossing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I crisscrossed
you crisscrossed
he/she/it crisscrossed
we crisscrossed
you crisscrossed
they crisscrossed
Past continuous
I was crisscrossing
you were crisscrossing
he/she/it was crisscrossing
we were crisscrossing
you were crisscrossing
they were crisscrossing
Past perfect
I had crisscrossed
you had crisscrossed
he/she/it had crisscrossed
we had crisscrossed
you had crisscrossed
they had crisscrossed
Past perfect continuous
I had been crisscrossing
you had been crisscrossing
he/she/it had been crisscrossing
we had been crisscrossing
you had been crisscrossing
they had been crisscrossing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will crisscross
you will crisscross
he/she/it will crisscross
we will crisscross
you will crisscross
they will crisscross
Future continuous
I will be crisscrossing
you will be crisscrossing
he/she/it will be crisscrossing
we will be crisscrossing
you will be crisscrossing
they will be crisscrossing
Future perfect
I will have crisscrossed
you will have crisscrossed
he/she/it will have crisscrossed
we will have crisscrossed
you will have crisscrossed
they will have crisscrossed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been crisscrossing
you will have been crisscrossing
he/she/it will have been crisscrossing
we will have been crisscrossing
you will have been crisscrossing
they will have been crisscrossing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would crisscross
you would crisscross
he/she/it would crisscross
we would crisscross
you would crisscross
they would crisscross
Conditional continuous
I would be crisscrossing
you would be crisscrossing
he/she/it would be crisscrossing
we would be crisscrossing
you would be crisscrossing
they would be crisscrossing
Conditional perfect
I would have crisscross
you would have crisscross
he/she/it would have crisscross
we would have crisscross
you would have crisscross
they would have crisscross
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been crisscrossing
you would have been crisscrossing
he/she/it would have been crisscrossing
we would have been crisscrossing
you would have been crisscrossing
they would have been crisscrossing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you crisscross
we let´s crisscross
you crisscross
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to crisscross
Past participle
crisscrossed
Present Participle
crisscrossing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRISSCROSS


across
əˈkrɒs
autocross
ˈɔːtəʊˌkrɒs
backcross
ˈbækˌkrɒs
christcross
ˈkrɪsˌkrɒs
cross
krɒs
crosse
krɒs
incross
ˈɪnkrɒs
intercross
ˌɪntəˈkrɒs
lacrosse
ləˈkrɒs
motocross
ˈməʊtəˌkrɒs
outcross
ˌaʊtˈkrɒs
rallycross
ˈrælɪˌkrɒs
recross
riːˈkrɒs
testcross
ˈtestˌkrɒs
topcross
ˈtɒpˌkrɒs
uncross
ʌnˈkrɒs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRISSCROSS

crispier
crispiest
crispily
Crispin
crispiness
crisply
crispness
crisps
crispy
criss-crossed
criss-crossing
crissa
crissal
crissum
crista
cristae
cristate
cristated
cristiform
cristobalite

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRISSCROSS

Celtic cross
come across
cut across
cyclo-cross
double cross
double-cross
fiery cross
get across
Greek cross
gross
Jerusalem cross
Latin cross
Maltese cross
market cross
on the cross
papal cross
put across
read-across
run across
sign of the cross
single-cross

Synonyms and antonyms of crisscross in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «crisscross» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRISSCROSS

Find out the translation of crisscross to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crisscross from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crisscross» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

交叉往返
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

recorrer de punta a punta
570 millions of speakers

English

crisscross
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

crisscross
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تتقاطع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пересекают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entrecruzar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

crisscross
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

parcourir en long et en large
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Crisscross
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

durchqueren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

行き来する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

누비고 다니다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crisscross
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chéo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

crisscross
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रॉस्क्रॉस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çaprazımsı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attraversare in tutti i sensi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krzyż
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перетинають
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încrucișat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σταυρωτό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorsteek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kors och tvärs
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krysser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crisscross

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRISSCROSS»

The term «crisscross» is regularly used and occupies the 60.756 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRISSCROSS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «crisscross» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «crisscross» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crisscross

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRISSCROSS»

Discover the use of crisscross in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crisscross and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Crisscross: A Repairman Jack Novel
Repairman Jack is back!
F. Paul Wilson, 2007
2
The Crisscross Shadow
The Hardy boys find the missing deed to an Indians' land, prevent a phony salesman from carrying through a reckless scheme, and help their father solve a top-secret case.
Franklin W. Dixon, 1953
3
Picture. Animal. Crisscross: Three Short Plays
A brilliantly inventive allegory, which uses the colorful metaphor of a circus to explore the perils and problems which beset America in the post-Civil War period.
Oliver Hailey, 1970
4
Crisscross Puzzles for Kids
The author of Science Puzzles for Young Einsteins (40,000 sold) serves up another helping of puzzle fun.
Helene Hovanec, 2005
5
Hardy Boys 32: The Crisscross Shadow
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Franklin W. Dixon, 1953
6
Crisscross
The tale takes the reader from the grit and grime of Washington's streets to the wilds of West Virginia and back, as the two mismatched detectives attempt to reconcile their deep differences and solve a murder at the same time.
Paul W. Valentine, 1999
7
Tiptop Crisscross Puzzles
The challenge (and the fun) is to figure out where those words fit in the diagram. Now puzzle whiz Trip Payne has created a tiptop collection of the best crisscrosses we've ever seen.
Trip Payne, 2011
8
The Crisscross Crime
Bank alarms are going off all over Bayport, but the robberies are actually happening at banks on the other side of town.
Franklin W. Dixon, 2013
9
The Crisscross Double-Cross
Haven't you always suspected that there might be something wrong with the Bible? Oh boy! Were you right!
Darwin Sator, 2002
10
Archaeological Survey of Settlement Patterns in the Banda ...
Semi-Crisscross or Diagonal “T” Crisscross Incision This decoration consists of a series of intersecting lines that appear as capital “T”s on angle (see Appendix 3). It was found in low frequency at 4 of the 11 sites (Table 7.31) and occurs in the ...
John Nicholas Leith Smith, Syracuse University. Graduate School, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRISSCROSS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crisscross is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Samwu consults members on new wage offer
“We'll crisscross the country and we'll check with municipalities with regard to the affordability of the facilitator's proposal of where parties ... «Eyewitness News, Jul 15»
2
South Sudan's Fourth Anniversary Offers Little to Celebrate
Shiny new sport utility vehicles with government plates crisscross the capital, going from hotel to hotel, places that many members of the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
Italy's Lago Maggiore offers three very different botanical sanctuaries
In front of me, boats crisscross the Borromean Gulf. Besotted amateur gardener that I am, I'm here for the gulf's botanical sanctuaries: Isola ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
4
CLINE: The genius of stopping before you ever start
Now I'm way past my dad's age when he handed the mowing reins to me, which I think about as I crisscross my own yard like a relay runner ... «Gwinnettdailypost.com, Jul 15»
5
Summer pies cut down to size
Use a paring knife to score the bottom of each peach in a crisscross pattern, then blanch the peaches in boiling water until the skin starts to peel ... «Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jul 15»
6
The Boot Bus
Well-marked trails lead you through the shade, and little wooden bridges crisscross the cool creek. 6. Lacamas Park. Get there: From Portland, ... «Willamette Week, Jul 15»
7
The Day Before In Dangriga
Sometime we might crisscross each other, but everybody knows their role and understand their responsibility. It's wonderful. Just waiting for the ... «Channel 7 Daily News, Jul 15»
8
Fun and Flirty for Summer! Try the Waterfall Braid Remix with Help …
These two ends will crisscross in the back to come around to the front. - Fold the ends of each braid under and secure with a bobby pin near the ... «Extra, Jul 15»
9
Reforesting After Fracking: Working To Restore Pennsylvania's …
That's what happens when things like well pads, roads, and pipelines crisscross the landscape carving up large swaths of forest into smaller ... «WAMC, Jul 15»
10
Frank McGinity: Amsterdam's Allure Flows Easily with Canals, Bikes …
The canals that crisscross Amsterdam do more than serve as a transportation corridors. They're all part of an extensive system of water ... «Noozhawk, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Crisscross [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crisscross>. Aug 2019 ».
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