There are 2 main translations of kreuz in English:

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kreuz

Stressed vowel length and/or separability: kre̲u̲z

Adverb

  • kreuz und quer durch die Stadt fahren
    drive all over/round the town
    in die Kreuz und [in die] Quere fahren
    drive all over the place

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There are 2 main translations of kreuz in English:

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Kreuz
Pronunciation: / krɔy‿ts‿ /

Neutrum Kreuzes, Kreuze

  • 5
    (Teil des Rückens)
    ein steifes Kreuz haben
    have a stiff back
    Schmerzen im Kreuz
    pain in the small of the back
    ich habs im Kreuz
    [umgangssprachlich]
    I've got back trouble or a bad back
    jemanden aufs Kreuz legen
    [salopp]
    take somebody for a ride
    [umgangssprachlich]
    eine Frau aufs Kreuz legen
    [salopp] (mit ihr schlafen) [salopp]
    fast od. beinahe aufs Kreuz fallen
    [figurativ]
    almost fall through the floor
    jemandem etwas aus dem Kreuz leiern
    [salopp]
    talk somebody into handing something over
    In Other Dictionaries
    Translate small of the back into Russian

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