Definition of crosswise in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒswʌɪz/


1In the form of a cross: their arms were held out crosswise
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  • This substance was composed of strips cut from stalks of the papyrus reed, which were dried, laid across each other crosswise, and glued together to form a somewhat nubby writing surface.
  • Consequently, it's a good idea for each player to gather up cards in their trick pile in groups of five and place them crosswise, so that it's easier to see how many cards are in each pile.
  • The next card is turned up to determine the trump suit, and the remaining stock of nine undealt cards is stacked face-down, crosswise on top of the trump, so that the value of the trump card can still be seen.
1.1Diagonally or transversely: wash the potatoes and halve them crosswise
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  • Cut leaves and stalks diagonally or crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices; separate leaves from stalks.
  • Stripes can run lengthwise, crosswise or diagonally.
  • Halve crosswise and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
diagonally, obliquely, transversely, aslant, cornerwise, on the cross, on the slant, at an angle, on the bias;
sideways, athwart;

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