Definition of double-cross in English:

double-cross

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verb

[with object]

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
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    • 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
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  • 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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