Definition of criss-cross verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

criss-cross

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkrɪs krɔs//
 
[transitive, intransitive]criss-cross (something)criss-cross something (with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they criss-cross
 
he / she / it criss-crosses
 
past simple criss-crossed
 
-ing form criss-crossing
 
 
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to make a pattern on something with many straight lines that cross each other The city is criss-crossed with canals. Searchlights were criss-crossing the sky.
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