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cross someone

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cross someone


  1. To act contrary to someone's wishes; attempt to thwart someone; contradict: You must not cross me on this (1589+)
  2. double cross (1823+)

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nail someone to the cross

[both senses fr the distinction between ''straight, square,'' and cross; cross meant ''illegal practices'' by 1812]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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