Definition of double-cross in English:

double-cross

Syllabification: dou·ble-cross

verb

[with object]
Deceive or betray (a person with whom one is supposedly cooperating): he was blackmailed into double-crossing his own government
More example sentences
  • After double-crossing her collaborators, she finds herself desperate to find a passport to get out of France.
  • The source may, more importantly, be double-crossing the spooks.
  • It's his lucky day and he decides to celebrate by double-crossing his colleague.
Synonyms
betray, cheat, defraud, trick, hoodwink, mislead, deceive, swindle, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, play false

noun

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A betrayal of someone with whom one is supposedly cooperating.
More example sentences
  • Added to this are all the expected red herrings, betrayals, and double-crosses.
  • The ensuing litany of botched deals, double-crosses and macho showdownery is complicated and, ultimately, exhausting.
  • From there, it spirals into a prism of double-crosses, dirty politics, and police corruption.

Derivatives

double-crosser

noun
More example sentences
  • We're involved with double-crosses which double-cross the double-crossers, masquerades, funny costumes, kung-fu jumps, cute bottoms and villains who are revealed suddenly, surprising absolutely no one.
  • The fun of seeing the scammers get scammed and double-crossers double-cross each other is ruined by the nastiness of the characters' behaviour.
  • Blackmail, extortion, informing - and I'd be able to spot the double-crossers before they got to me.

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