- crossing over.
- a genotype resulting from crossing over.
- the act of crossing over in style, usually with the intention of broadening the commercial appeal to a wider audience.
- music that crosses over in style, occasionally sharing attributes with several musical styles and therefore often appealing to a broader audience.
- a step in which dancers exchange places.
- a step involving partners in which the woman moves from one side of her partner to the other, crossing in front of him.
Origin of crossover
How to use crossover in a sentence
Do you think their example has made it easier to convince big-name actors to cross over to television?Nic Pizzolatto: ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Set in California with Four Leads|Andrew Romano|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In classical Arabic, the word became julab, only to cross over into Latin as julapium.The Storied Origins of the Classic Mint Julep|Dane Huckelbridge|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Honoring Rosa Parks is important, but when you cross over into comparing yourself with her, it's time for a reality check.Hey Ted Nugent: You’re No Rosa Parks|John Avlon|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Girls and boys began to cross-over-dress again, as they had done during the glam-rock years.Eight Best Bits of John Taylor’s Duran Duran Tell-All|Tom Sykes|October 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
People are now speculating as to whether or not Jean Dujardin will be able to cross over into Hollywood roles.Audrey Tautou on ‘Amélie,’ Her New Film ‘Delicacy,’ & More|Marlow Stern|March 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We cross over the bridges that span salty channels, oozy and redolent of ocean and sea-weed during the hours of ebb.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
Collingwood's only answer was to blow out a cloud of smoke, to cross over to the sofa and throw himself upon it.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
St. Blase prayed and made the sign of the cross over the boy, and behold, he was cured.Mary, Help of Christians|Various
Six divisions of K.'s new army are expected to cross over to France this month.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
We have all of us our ferries (to cross over) in this world, and must know the river and its ways, or get drowned some day.
British Dictionary definitions for crossover
- another term for crossing over
- a chromosomal structure or character resulting from crossing over
Other Idioms and Phrases with crossover
Change from one field or affiliation to another, as in Graham Greene crossed over from the Anglican to the Roman Catholic Church, or If he doesn't run I'm going to cross over to the Democratic Party. [First half of 1900s]
Also, cross over to the other side. Die, as in It's a year since my grandmother crossed over to the other side. [c. 1930]