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cross-country

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɔːsˈkʌntri; ˌkrɒsˈkʌntri/

Translation of cross-country in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (across countryside) [route/drive] campo a través, a campo traviesa, a campo través; [skiing] de fondo cross-country race cross (masculine) cross-country running cross (masculine), campo (masculine) a través
    Example sentences
    • The day began with a short communion service followed by breakfast and a walk down the cross-country bridleway.
    • Armies made some use of lorries and staff cars, but practical cross-country vehicles, good roads and an associated infrastructure simply did not exist.
    • The first cousin to the tank: an armed and armoured, wheeled military vehicle, with a good road and limited cross-country ability.
    Example sentences
    • You don't need a mountain for cross-country skiing, just a snow covered area.
    • We'll stay in Oslo for a few days and then head up to a cabin in the mountains to try cross-country skiing.
    • Getting out onto a well-lit ski trail is one of the most pleasurable additions to cross-country skiing in recent years.
    Example sentences
    • There is also an attractive cross-country route to the hall.
    • He travelled on the motorway rather than taking a cross-country route.
    • We follow a cross-country route east, exploring a rarely visited section of the refuge.
    Example sentences
    • This will give me the perfect excuse to do my cross-country travelling.
    • He will be going on a cross-country tour.
    • Today, they embarked on a cross-country tour called ‘Believe In America.’
    1.2 (across a country) [tour/flight] de extremo a extremo del país

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 (across countryside) [travel/drive] campo a través, a campo traviesa, a campo través 1.2 (across a country) [travel] a través del país

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable

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