crossroadscross‧roads /ˈkrɒsrəʊdz $ ˈkrɒːsroʊdz/ ●●○ noun (plural crossroads) [countable] 🔊 🔊 1TTRa place where two roadsmeet and cross each other → junction, T-junctionat the crossroads 🔊 Turn left at the next crossroads. 🔊 The car was approaching the crossroads.2DECIDEa time when someone has to make very importantdecisions which will affect their futureat a crossroads 🔊 Now farming is at a crossroads in the European Community. 🔊 a career crossroads3an important or central placeat the crossroads 🔊 The city was ideally situated at the crossroads to the great trade centres of Europe.
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crossroads• Now the 17-year-old is at a crossroads.• Donna accelerated, seeing a crossroads ahead.• So we come to a crossroads of sorts, an intersection of ricesticks.• The tunnel to the right turned left after a shortdistance, while the tunnel to the left led to a crossroads.• It was a crossroads for me.• At each crossroads the stonefountains with their precioussupply of water were guarded by men-at-arms.• I got off the truck at the crossroads, and the cousinsdrove Terry home.• We moved off in the direction of the crossroads, the scene of yesterday's action.at the crossroads• She had a job in Frisco; she had to take the Greyhoundbusat the crossroads and go in every day.• The Methodistchapel is also in a vulnerablespot, standing as it doesat the crossroads.• Take Nosey and the sparehorse, then wait for me at the crossroads.• Nothing stirs, either in the offices or at the crossroads.• Today it was almost on top of the ridgeat the crossroads.• Maybe you are standing at the crossroads now, wondering which way to turn.• I got off the truck at the crossroads, and the cousins drove Terry home.at a crossroads• ConclusionPrimaryhealthcare is at a crossroads.• He saw the field itself at a crossroads.• Eisler says we are now at a crossroads.• Apparently, one out of every 16 signpostsat crossroads in the region are pointing in the wrong direction.• And now those charged with crafting a specificremedy have declared themselves at a crossroads.• The army is directingtrafficat a crossroads.• Warren's career was at a crossroads.• Then, as now, my nativeland was at a crossroads.• The new managers were at a crossroads.at the crossroads• She had a job in Frisco; she had to take the Greyhound bus at the crossroads and go in every day.• The Methodist chapel is also in a vulnerable spot, standing as it does at the crossroads.• Take Nosey and the spare horse, then wait for me at the crossroads.• Nothing stirs, either in the offices or at the crossroads.• Today it was almost on top of the ridge at the crossroads.• Maybe you are standing at the crossroads now, wondering which way to turn.• I got off the truck at the crossroads, and the cousins drove Terry home.CrossroadsCrossroads 🔊 🔊 a Britishtelevisionsoap opera which began in 1964 and ran for 23 years. It was very popular with the public although the acting and the plots were often criticized by newspaper television critics.