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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
cross-countryˌcross-ˈcountry1 adjective [only before noun]  1 DSacross fields or not along main roads cross-country running We took a cross-country route instead of the motorway.2 from one part of the country to the other cross-country flightscross-country adverb We rode cross-country to the village.
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cross-countryUntil the break-in, he had planned to use it that summer on a cross-country bicycle trip.He's on a cross-country flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta.It helps if you have had experience over different types of cross-country jumps - like ditches and water.You are pitting the stamina of a sprinter against the rigours of a cross-country race.That, in turn, could link up with the cross-country route near Aylesbury.Denise enjoys cross-country running.The national museums were dark as well, and the National Mall was filled with cross-country skiers.Justin is on a cross-country trip.By now the cross-country vehicle had disgorged its complement of heavyweight occupants, also dressed in identical blue suits.
Related topics: Other sports
cross-countrycross-country2 noun (plural cross-countries) [countable, uncountable]  DSOa race that involves running or skiing across countryside and fields, not on a track, or the sport of doing this
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