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cross
British English: /krɒs/
American English: /krɔs/

Translation of cross in French:

noun

  • 1 (shape) the Cross
    (Religion)
    la Croix
    to put a cross against
    (name, item)
    ‘put a cross in the box’
    ‘faites une croix dans la case’, ‘cochez la case’
  • 2 (Biology, Botany, Zoology) (hybrid)
    between entre
    a cross between Hitler and Napoleon/Biarritz and Brighton
    [figurative]
    un mélange d'Hitler et de Napoléon/de Biarritz et de Brighton
  • 3 (in sewing) to cut something on the cross
    couper quelque chose dans le biais

adjective

  • 1 (angry) to be cross with somebody
    être fâché contre quelqu'un
    to be cross about something
    être agacé par quelque chose
    to get cross
    se fâcher
    with contre
    to make somebody cross
    mettre quelqu'un en colère, agacer quelqu'un
    we've never had a cross word (in 20 years)
    nous ne nous sommes jamais disputés (en 20 ans)
  • 3 (contrary to general direction)
    (breeze, swell)

transitive verb

  • 1 (go across) [literal]
    (road, country, room, sea)
    (border, line, threshold, mountains, ditch)
    (bridge) (river, road)
    (road, railway line, river) (garden, country, desert)
    (line) (page)
    [figurative] (limit, boundary)
    it crossed his mind that …
    il lui est venu à l'esprit or l'idée que …
    the thought had crossed my mind
    l'idée m'avait traversé l'esprit
    that que
    a slight frown crossed her features
    une expression renfrognée est passée sur son visage
    to cross the class/race divide
    surmonter la barrière des classes/races
    the programme crossed the bounds of decency
    l'émission a dépassé les limites de la décence
  • 2 (meet)
    (road, path, railway line, river) (road, path, railway line, river)
    to cross each other
    se couper
  • 3 (place in shape of a cross)
    (spoons, knives, ropes)
    to cross one's legs/arms
    croiser les jambes/bras
  • 4 (Biology, Botany, Zoology)
    (plants, animals, species)
    to cross something with something
    croiser quelque chose avec quelque chose
  • 5 (oppose)
    (person)
    to be crossed in love
    avoir une déception amoureuse
  • 7 (mark to indicate)
    (teacher)
    souligner [quelque chose] en rouge
    (answer)
    (to indicate choice) (box)

intransitive verb

  • 1
    also: cross over
    (go across) to cross into Italy/Austria
    passer en Italie/Autriche
  • 2 (meet)
    (roads, railway lines, cars, trains)
    se croiser
    (lines)
    se couper
    (letters)
    se croiser
    to cross with something
    (letter)
    croiser quelque chose
  • 3 (lie in shape of cross)
    (straps, ropes, beams, bars)
    se croiser

reflexive verb

  • to cross oneself
    (Religion)
    se signer, faire le signe de la croix

also: crossed past participle adjective

  • (Telecommunications)
    (line)
    brouillé

Idioms

we seem to have got our wires ou lines crossed

il semble y avoir un malentendu (quelque part)
X and Y have got their wires ou lines crossed
X et Y ne se sont pas compris

to have a ou one's cross to bear

porter sa croix
heart

Phrasal verbs

cross off

cross [something/somebody] off, cross off [something/somebody]
(name, thing)
(person)
to cross somebody's name off a list
rayer quelqu'un d'une liste

cross out

cross out [something], cross [something] out

cross over

1.1 (go across) to cross over to something
(change allegiance)
passer à quelque chose
(party)
se convertir à
(religion)
1.2 (be placed across)
(straps)
se croiser

cross through

cross through [something]

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