Definition of double-cross in English:

double-cross

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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, break one's promise to, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break faith with, play false, fail, let down

noun

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A betrayal of someone with whom one is supposedly cooperating: the firm’s representative claimed that the outside deal was a double-cross
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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