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crossroads

noun
     
Related topics: Roads
cross‧roads plural crossroads [countable]
1TTR a place where two roads meet and cross each other [↪ junction, T-junction]
at the crossroads
Turn left at the next crossroads.
The car was approaching the crossroads.
2 a time when someone has to make very important decisions which will affect their future
at a crossroads
Now farming is at a crossroads in the European Community.
a career crossroads
3 an important or central place
at the crossroads
The city was ideally situated at the crossroads to the great trade centres of Europe.

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