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intercross

[verb in-ter-kraws, -kros; noun in-ter-kraws, -kros] /verb ˌɪn tərˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs; noun ˈɪn tərˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cross one with another; place across each other.
2.
to cross (each other), as streets; intersect.
3.
to cross in interbreeding.
verb (used without object)
4.
to cross each other; intersect.
5.
to interbreed.
noun
6.
an instance of cross-fertilization.
Origin of intercross
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; inter- + cross
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  • These strings cross and intercross about furniture and corners of course, and give opportunities for many tte--ttes.

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  • The totem that is conceived as an animal ancestor may give way to other fanciful ancestral ideas or may intercross with them.

British Dictionary definitions for intercross

intercross

/ˌɪntəˈkrɒs/
verb, noun
1.
another word for crossbreed
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