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cross

Pronunciation: /krɔːs; krɒs/

Translation of cross in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 [Religion/Religión] cruz (feminine) to make the sign of the cross hacer* la señal de la cruz (cross oneself) persignarse, hacerse* la señal de la cruz, santiguarse* papal/Latin/Greek cross cruz papal/latina/griega to bear one's cross cargar* con or llevar su ( or mi etc) cruz we all have our cross to bear todos cargamos con or llevamos nuestra cruz
    Example sentences
    • The foundation of the Church is always the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross.
    • This was an expression of all the sins of the world put into one cup and poured out on Christ while He was on the Cross.
    • Your old sinful life was put to death on the Cross with Jesus, and buried with him in the grave.
    Example sentences
    • One way she does this is by stripping down, multiplying, and opening up the central symbol of Christianity, the cross.
    • Noting my covetousness, a native woman lifted her cross off her neck and placed it around mine.
    • A bible hung from his belt, and he wore a cross around his neck.
    1.2 (mark, sign) cruz (feminine) to make a cross hacer* una cruz
    Example sentences
    • Watch any low budget pre-election television show, lay back and listen while the terminally dumb mumble their excuses for not being able to put a cross on a piece of paper and pop it into a battered tin box.
    • Initially voters were required to mark as many crosses as there were vacancies and the candidates with greatest support, usually from the same party, were elected.
    • With the pointed end of a potato peeler or a small, sharp knife, cut out the core of the tomatoes and lightly mark a cross on their undersides.
    Example sentences
    • Use a green tick if the best option was chosen, a yellow tick for a partially correct answer, and a red cross for a totally wrong answer.
    • Put a cross against the wrong answer.
    • And there's ticks and crosses to indicate everyone's preferences.
    1.3 (medal) the Iron Cross la Cruz de Hierro
  • 2 [Biology/Biología] (hybrid) cruce (masculine), cruza (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) a cross between anger and disbelief una mezcla de ira e incredulidad
    Example sentences
    • The first step is to make a cross between two parent plants.
    • Grandifloras are a cross between hybrid teas and floribundas.
    • Most hybrid striped bass that consumers purchase are a cross between female white bass and male striped bass.
    Example sentences
    • He was an imposing figure, a cross between Humpty Dumpty and a brigadier, who had rowed hard in his youth.
    • It's a cross between rap and line dancing if you can categorise it at all.
    • Weblogs, or blogs for short, are a cross between a diary, a web site, and an online community.
  • 3 [Sport/Deporte] 3.1 (in soccer) pase (masculine) cruzado 3.2 (in boxing) cruzado (masculine), cross (masculine) right/left cross cruzado or cross de derecha/izquierda
    Example sentences
    • Jason kneed him in the stomach before following the blow with a right cross to his mouth.
    • Faster than I could recover, he whipped his massive fist into a right cross that took me in the jaw.
    • The messages from Moore's brain to the rest of his body were immediately scrambled by the perfectly timed right cross, and Moore fell down to the canvas in a heap.
    Example sentences
    • He creates so many goals for others with his precision crosses and his sweeping through balls.
    • His limp cross was kicked towards the Leeds goal by Ian Harte and only a smart save by Nigel Martyn kept things equal.
    • The former Rochdale man delivered a pin-point low cross for top-scorer Foster to turn home from close range.
  • 4 [Clothing/Indumentaria] cut on the cross cortado al bies or al sesgo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (go across) [road] cruzar*; [river/desert] cruzar*, atravesar* it crossed my/her/his mind that … se me/le ocurrió que …, me/le pasó por la cabeza que … 1.2 (lie across) [bridge/road/railway] cruzar*, atravesar*
  • 2 (put crosswise) [arms/legs] cruzar* to cross one's eyes ponerse* or (in Mexico also/en México también) hacer* bizco, poner* los ojos bizcos we have a crossed line [Telecom] se han cruzado las líneas, está ligado (Argentina) (Venezuela) to have one's lines o wires crossed [colloquial/familiar] those two seem to have their lines crossed parece que esos dos no hablan el mismo idioma I think maybe we've got our wires crossed me parece que no hablamos de lo mismo
  • 3 (put line through) to cross the t ponerle* el palito a la t
  • 5 (crossbreed) [plants/breeds] cruzar* to cross sth with sth cruzar* algo con algo
  • 6 (go against) [person] contrariar*; [plans] frustrar she doesn't like to be crossed no le gusta que la contraríen to be crossed in love [literary/literario] ser* desventurado en amores [literary/literario]
  • 7 [Sport/Deporte] [ball] cruzar*, tirar cruzado

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (walk across road) cruzar* to cross over (the road) cruzar* (la calle) before crossing look both ways antes de cruzar mire en ambos sentidos shall we cross over? ¿cruzamos? 1.2 (intersect) [paths/roads] cruzarse* 1.3 (pass one another) [letters] cruzarse*

reflexive verb/verbo reflexivo

  • to cross oneself persignarse, santiguarse*, hacerse* la señal de la cruz

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) enojado (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) , enfadado (especially Spain/especialmente España) they've been married 50 years and never a cross word! llevan casados 50 años y nunca se han levantado la voz to get cross enojarse (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) , enfadarse (especially Spain/especialmente España) it makes me cross me da rabia I'm so cross with myself for forgetting estoy furiosa conmigo misma por haberme olvidado to be cross about sth estar* enojado or (especially Spain/especialmente España) enfadado por algo

Phrasal verbs

cross off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o, v + o + prep + o
[name/item] tachar she crossed it off the list lo tachó de la lista

cross out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[name/item] tachar

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