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crisscross

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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crisscrosscriss‧cross1, criss-cross /ˈkrɪskrɒs $ -krɒːs/ verb  1 CF[intransitive, transitive] to make a pattern of straight lines that cross each other Railway lines crisscross the countryside.2 [transitive] to travel many times from one side of an area to another They spent the next two years crisscrossing the country by bus.
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Examples from the Corpus
crisscrossBut the upper mantle, which is crisscrossed by both surface and body waves, is far better understood.And all of them trained in the same swamps crisscrossed by cocaine cowboys.The parcel was substantial, tightly wrapped in brown paper, crisscrossed by waxed brown twine with many knots.Global information distribution networks represent the infrastructure crisscrossing countries and continents.They spent a year crisscrossing the country by bus.There are no high-powered radio or television stations, and only a few electric-power transmission lines crisscross the rugged landscape.Cut in margarine, using pastry blender or crisscrossing two knives, until mixture resembles fine crumbs.The river ice was crisscrossed with cracks, and we heard occasional booming as new cracks were made.The ice on the river was smooth and transparent, not crisscrossed with the white etchings of skaters' tracks.
crisscrosscrisscross2, criss-cross noun [countable]  CSPATTERNa pattern made up of a lot of straight lines that cross each otherzigzag Inside the box was a crisscross of wires.crisscross adjective a crisscross pattern of streets
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Verb table
crisscross
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycrisscross
he, she, itcrisscrosses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycrisscrossed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave crisscrossed
he, she, ithas crisscrossed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad crisscrossed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill crisscross
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have crisscrossed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam crisscrossing
he, she, itis crisscrossing
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you, we, theyare crisscrossing
Past
I, he, she, itwas crisscrossing
you, we, theywere crisscrossing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been crisscrossing
he, she, ithas been crisscrossing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been crisscrossing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be crisscrossing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been crisscrossing
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