cross-file

[ kraws-fahyl, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˈfaɪl, ˈkrɒs- /

verb (used with or without object), cross-filed, cross-fil·ing.

to register as a candidate in the primary elections of more than one party.

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Origin of cross-file

First recorded in 1870–75
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