Meaning of CROSS in English

CROSS

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a border crossing (= a place where you cross a border )

There are problems of delays at border crossings.

a bridge crosses sth

A pretty stone bridge crosses the little river.

a thought crosses sb’s mind (= someone has a thought )

The thought never crossed my mind that I could be wrong.

cross a bridge

An estimated 150,000 cars cross the bridge each day.

cross a field

We crossed the field and came to the barn.

cross a river

Cross the river by the road bridge and then turn right.

cross a road

She was standing on the pavement waiting to cross the road.

cross street

cross the border

The army crossed the border and advanced on Warsaw.

cross the line

Her remarks did not quite cross the line into rudeness.

cross the mountains

We crossed the mountains between Spain and France.

cross the sea

Our ancestors crossed the sea in small boats.

cross the street (= walk to the other side )

She crossed the street and walked into the bank.

cross the threshold

Such a person has sufficiently crossed the threshold of criminality to justify punishment.

crossed cheque

crossed the finish line

James crossed the finish line in just under four minutes.

cross...picket line

Very few workers were willing to cross the picket line .

cross/transcend a boundary

These are practical problems that cross political boundaries.

cross/transcend barriers (= avoid barriers that usually exist )

Music has the great advantage of crossing cultural barriers.

fold/cross your arms (= bend both arms in front of your body )

He folded his arms across his chest and waited.

grade crossing

It...crossed...mind that

It never crossed my mind that Lisa might be lying.

keeping...fingers crossed

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that she’s going to be OK.

level crossing

Maltese Cross

Military Cross

noughts and crosses

pedestrian crossing

pelican crossing

railroad crossing

Red Cross

zebra crossing

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

never

And anyway, what about all the other equally correct continuations which never crossed our mind until we came to them?

Escaping never crossed his mind, Hall said.

Claudia Arbuthnot was never cross with him or punished him for anything.

The word abortion never crossed our lips.

For some idiotic reason it had never crossed her mind that she might be doing something illegal.

Normally, the idea of having to compete never crosses their employees' minds.

It never crossed my mind that I might one day have to fight.

According to Nissenbaum, this ritual never crossed the ocean.

over

Instinctively her arms crossed over her chest.

They crossed over by pontoon bridge.

They stepped off the pavement outside and crossed over to another group of shops that curved around the square.

They also began to cross over from the rhythm-and-blues audience to the mainstream pop audience.

She very much wanted to read the letter she had received and she thought of crossing over to the Villa Nazionale.

Eventually the suspects crossed over into northbound lanes and exited the freeway in Imperial Beach.

Skip, crossing over legs in front and kicking them as high as possible to either side.

Do you want to cross over ?

■ NOUN

border

These are borders not easily crossed .

Dawn is a tundra border crossed helplessly, as on a train.

The activists blocked traffic Saturday along the Tijuana border crossing .

This is Smuggler's Canyon, on the outskirts of Tijuana, the world's busiest border crossing .

Last November, after bribing the border guards, she crossed the frozen Tumen with her blind daughter.

State Department, which issues border-crossing passes.

boundary

Teams may be outside or cross the conventional boundaries of the business and encompass business partners, suppliers or customers.

Therefore, they found themselves needing to cross the group boundaries in getting products engineered and assembled.

She started with what other people could bring her; she crossed boundaries to do that.

As an additional consequence, fugitive slaves would be free as soon as they crossed the southern boundary of the North.

Many processes, such as sales order processing, will cross departmental boundaries .

He has had to cross three international boundaries in order to reach Chicago.

Speculating about their answers is pointless yet it is inevitable when Mr Garel-Jones's resignation letter crosses the boundary of credulity.

The good news is that many lenders will cross city boundaries if asked.

bridge

A little way along the lane is a humpback bridge that crosses a stream.

By that single, fluid act, a barrier had been removed, a bridge had been crossed .

Wide roads lead to a new bridge crossing the water and traffic can proceed at a fast pace without a halt.

Employees already had cleared the bridges of debris, and only one bridge crossing was under water Monday.

It's been caused by a delay in the operation to move a bridge crossing the M4 near the Severn estuary.

A well-graded road leads south, over a bridge , crosses the freeway and continues into the desert.

The pretty stone bridge which crosses the stream at the end of the walled garden is also listed.

channel

At low tide it is sometimes just possible to cross the channel without swimming.

The seventy-one-year-old steel cantilever span narrows down to two lanes as it crosses a channel that connects the Gulf to the Mississippi.

He carried on about crossing the Channel for years.

He said any Kurd who crosses the Channel will be sent straight back.

But we're just about to cross the shipping channel .

Once you have crossed the Channel , you then board the gleaming blue and gold coaches for the main journey.

face

Nate Cocello allowed a knowing smile to cross his face at what he knew would be the natural reactions of line managers.

As he drives past the Renaissance subdivision, a quiet smile crosses his face .

His brief anger passed, and a wistful smile crossed his swarthy face .

Some sort of unpleasant thought crossed her face .

A cynical smile crossed his face , hidden behind the lip of the beer glass.

The sun rose higher and crossed their faces .

An expression of pain crossed his face at Claudia's reaction.

So many expressions crossed his dark face and even when he was amused there was a sort of hard sensuality about him.

field

Turn left with the hedgerow to your right and cross the field to the woods.

To make matters worse, the weather had become stormy, and the plane bumped like a car crossing a field .

Continue and cross the field to gate, keep the hedgerow on the right.

I crossed the fields to an empty road.

Two paths crossed the rectangular field , forming a neat St Andrew's Cross of down-trodden grass.

We walked down the lake path in the direction of the village, then crossed the fields to an abandoned farm.

There is no bumping into the man in front as we cross the fields and move along the narrow Normandy lanes.

We crossed the field and came to the brook.

finger

Meanwhile, supply sergeants throughout the battalion were keeping their fingers crossed .

Bingham is keeping his fingers crossed that Gray's withdrawal is the only one.

Yanto, who was standing alongside Billy, kept his fingers crossed .

I have my fingers crossed , but my own finances may be on the up.

Next to her, David had his fingers crossed , and she smiled to herself.

finish

The person who crosses the finish line first in a race has definitely had the most superior performance that day.

Past leaders of the pack have even been known to hold hands in order to cross the finish line together.

And the first of three units at Palo Verde in Arizona could cross the finish line in about 87 months.

But some who crossed the electoral finish line did not have that luxury.

frontier

Physically he had been just one millimetre closer to Doreen than ever before, but emotionally he had crossed a frontier .

Armies would still cross national frontiers and with considerable capacity for doing damage where they fought and trod.

He ignored the great truth - jokes don't cross frontiers .

The nature of the underground drainage can give rise to international problems when streams cross under frontiers .

A Community working for peace - and the planet Pollution crosses frontiers .

The actual bank deposits do not cross national frontiers in the manner that tourists carry foreign bank notes among their holiday belongings.

leg

Skip with legs crossing over as before.

Her legs were crossed so that her knees were exposed.

He put his arm around her, awkwardly, because her legs were still crossed underneath her.

Cantor had been sitting in one corner, legs casually crossed , one arm thrown over the back of the sofa.

The creator of Yoknapatawpha County took shape on a bench, seated with his legs crossed , holding a pipe.

Both Andriutti and Caughey were sitting with their legs crossed in the same fashion.

line

Once that too has been firmly fixed, she starts to erect lines crossing the gap like spokes of a wheel.

The line probably crossed the half billion mark sometime during the seventeenth century.

You can plot the second position line you crossed as a true bearing on your chart or map and mark the distance.

As Savio got close to the end line , he crossed the ball to the far post.

How will the line cross the marshes?

There is one specific place at which the two lines cross .

Cars had to use the single line to cross over from one track to the other when reversing.

lines

Now syndicates can offer tailor-cut policies that cross those lines .

As is shown in Figures 15. 1c and 15. 2c, a considerable amount of waste crosses State lines .

Like the Robinson-Pattisson connection they could also easily cross lines of religious affiliation.

In their studio, gritty Delta edges were given a smooth, appealing, urban sheen that crossed easily over racial lines .

In December the Red Cross persuaded both sides to allow it to cross their battle lines .

No senator crossed party lines in the voting.

The Channel crossing on Sally Lines was superb, with a magnificent smorgasbord breakfast.

These potential sources of emerging infections are diverse and cross the lines of various scientific disciplines and government agency responsibilities.

mind

And anyway, what about all the other equally correct continuations which never crossed our mind until we came to them?

The thought of kissing him had never even crossed her mind .

It crossed her mind fleetingly that perhaps this was the attraction for Benedict Beckenham.

The idea that the marriage might not last had not crossed her mind .

Heaven knew why; and the ridiculous notion crossed her mind that the cup itself had wanted her to.

Hasn't it crossed your mind that we will be missed, the others will be wondering what has happened?

This far Celeste had not crossed her mind , but now Ashley felt a sharp twinge of guilt.

His name had somehow crossed Taylor's mind and stuck there; and he sued.

path

There would be no need for their paths to cross again.

Two paths crossed the rectangular field, forming a neat St Andrew's Cross of down-trodden grass.

If the path had crossed this line then a clear surface would have been encountered some distance below the clouds.

Here we ignore topological subtleties in the case of the cylinder by considering only paths that do not cross the cut.

If their paths crossed Bryony usually ignored her, but with contempt, as if she was behaving stupidly.

Her path failed to cross with Vitor's, yet throughout the afternoon Ashley remained constantly aware of him.

Although our paths often cross we usually see each other only from a distance.

Since he doubled as surfer and media man, our paths crossed often enough.

pedestrian

Large stone blocks are set as stepping stones for pedestrians to cross without becoming muddied.

The blare from the horns and the shouting from nearby drivers and pedestrians waiting to cross was both fierce and ugly.

He was killed on a pedestrian crossing when Clara was sixteen.

Pedal pushers in Darlington often go unnoticed by a magnetic loop system at a pedestrian crossing on Parkgate.

river

What I remember vividly about the river crossing is how cold the water was.

It was an important river crossing for the Severn.

I had learned about a minor siege connected with an important river crossing not far from my home.

Before I settled among the Tuthanach I wandered further up the river , crossing the great marsh.

He reached the river , crossed the ford, and climbed the winding path up the opposite cliff.

The river crossing at Barden Bridge is the northern turning point.

road

She waited there a bit and then dashed up the road and crossed over to our street.

Follow that through for. 6 miles to an unmarked road that crosses the San Pedro River.

Its grounds are private and to the west of the lodge the trail leaves the road to cross Kenmure Moss.

From the Langdon Cliffs car park entrance by the bend follow the road downhill and cross the bridge.

You come east till you reach an oil station at a road crossing .

room

Then he crossed the room and switched off the light.

She crossed the room to a low dressing table with a gilt-edged mirror above it.

She crossed the room in a few quick strides, grasped the handle of the door set in the wall and pulled.

I struggled with an impulse to cross the room , but I knew it would only make things worse.

The first two soldiers had now crossed the room and dragged to the floor the men who were tied up.

When he finally withdraws over the threshold, I cross the room to close the door.

In normal spirits he seemed to need only two steps to cross a room .

When I crossed the room , I stopped in front of the fireplace and listened.

sea

Who'd travel far must cross the seas .

They came eager for the great enterprise, to cross the sea and lay mighty Troy in ashes.

stream

A little way along the lane is a humpback bridge that crosses a stream .

When the Gingerbread Man wanted to cross a stream , he accepted help from a fox, who ate him.

Soon he crossed a stream which he did not recognize.

Still holding the mangled trophy above his head, he started to cross the stream .

A tumbling weir creates the localized conditions of an upland brook wherever it crosses a silty lowland stream .

He offered to help the Gingerbread Man cross a stream and told the cookie to jump on his tail.

The jeep was fitted with a snorkel so that it could cross the streams and rivers encountered on the way.

After crossing the stream turn right along the track which passes close to Trepewet Farm.

street

The Sixth Street crossing has seen 13 collisions since 1972, and Prince has seen 10.

I knew Ludlow Street crossed Delancey, so that meant it ran north and south.

thought

The thought had crossed my mind to get into producing.

But the thought did cross my mind.

I think of so many things, so many sad and bitter thoughts cross my mind.

Some sort of unpleasant thought crossed her face.

He doubted if the thought had ever crossed Solveig's mind.

threshold

In one sense I was dreading crossing a new threshold with my parents, who would have so many adjustments to make.

Just six of those parties managed to cross the 5 percent threshold necessary for official status in the Duma.

Groceries in hand, I crossed the threshold and moved into the entering phase of breaking and entering.

When people do cross the threshold of the church, do we make it easy for them to take that step?

There must have been a time billions of years ago when life crossed the threshold of irreversibility.

As soon as you got in, and your foot crossed the threshold , you called out your number.

If a council crossed an upper threshold implied by them it ran the risk of being capped.

train

My heart lurches when the train from Euston crosses the Clyde.

For each of these values there were two train crossing times: 10 and 30 seconds.

Six simulation runs were thus possible, with two train crossing times for each of the three vehicle separation times.

Charlemagne's baggage train is attacked whilst crossing the Alps on one of his campaigns.

A train was crossing the bridge, and its thunder drummed against the glass.

■ VERB

keep

Bingham is keeping his fingers crossed that Gray's withdrawal is the only one.

Meanwhile, supply sergeants throughout the battalion were keeping their fingers crossed .

Lourdes and Ana, I notice, have tears in their eyes and keep crossing themselves.

I kept turning as I crossed the fence and landed sideways on the other side.

With Arsenal and Liverpoolthe next 2 games lets keep our fingers crossed .

People have kept their fingers crossed and made do.

Continuing to keep your arms crossed tightly over each other, raise them to chest height.

Nobody was going to keep him from crossing the picket line.

try

Determined to try again, he crossed back in the Lusitania, and survived its sinking on 7 May 1915.

If I say Did you see that idiot try to cross the street ahead of me?

But when I tried to cross the fence from the top of a bounce, the Huey sank too fast.

Farmers try , by careful crossing , to retain variety.

Seventy-one-year-old Margarita Flemenco tried to cross the street against a red light.

As I try and fail to cross the street, it occurs to me that even the chaos is ruled by convention.

Thousands of pioneers have tried to cross its infamous Camino del Diablo on their way to California.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a harsh/a cross/an angry etc word

cross the Rubicon

But tormented though I was with guilt and self-doubt, I knew I had crossed the Rubicon .

General Bourbollon's troops are gathering around the capital; he's prepared to cross the Rubicon .

On the way to political union we are now crossing the Rubicon .

cross your fingers

Always ready to knock on wood, throw salt over my shoulder, bite my tongue, cross my fingers .

As the others crossed their fingers and held their breath, he gently eased away the back plate.

At this point, they can only stand back, cross their fingers and hope for fireworks.

Careta held up a hand and crossed his fingers .

Jessica skipped and prayed and crossed her fingers .

Scientists and engineers have buttoned their lip, and crossed their fingers that the reckoning wouldn't come in their own day.

cross/enter sb's mind

get your wires crossed

We got our wires crossed and I waited for an hour in the wrong place.

Somewhere along the line, some one had got their wires crossed, that much was clear.

sb's paths cross

the Red Cross

the sign of the Cross

As she made the sign of the cross he spoke in loud and solemn tones.

Athelstan sketched the sign of the cross above the corpse and sprinkled it with the Asperges rod.

He began mumbling in Latin, and attempted to make the sign of the Cross.

He made the sign of the cross and knocked.

I was bowing low, making quickly, very quickly, the sign of the cross.

She is best remembered for extinguishing a blazing fire by making the sign of the cross.

Surreptitiously, her hand hidden within the furry confines of her muff, Anne made the sign of the cross.

Take the sign of the cross.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Antonia went to cross the street to buy us some sodas.

Before you cross , make sure there are no other cars coming.

Doris sat down and crossed her legs.

He plans to cross the Himalayas on foot.

How are we going to cross the river?

I wouldn't cross her if I were you.

It took a lot of courage to cross the Rocky Mountains in those days.

Johnson crossed the finish line in first place.

Look both ways before crossing the street.

Some species of plants can be crossed very easily.

There's a post office where Oakland Road crosses 32nd Street.

They crossed the Atlantic in a convoy of fifty ships.

This is the point where Washington's army crossed the Delaware River.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As you accomplish tasks, cross them off your list.

But our correction had put us on course and we crossed the shoreline at Alexandria.

I had to reverse, climb up to retrieve the runner and cross the wall for a third time.

Military traffic has been crossing the new pontoon bridge since Dec. 31 at a rate up to 400 vehicles each day.

She had crossed this road before, deftly robbing Peter to slip a rubber cheque into Paul's back pocket.

They cross roads diagonally, walk in front of parked cars and forget to look in more than one direction at junctions.

They also began to cross over from the rhythm-and-blues audience to the mainstream pop audience.

What crosses this border is information, in the form of chemicals.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

great

In the conch of the apse is a great cross within a circle and with a background of stars.

Release the fire button before the joystick and the angle increases to 70 degrees, which is great for crosses .

Turtle tipped over the bar from Andy Coulter whose shot was going in following a great cross from Garth McIlwain.

Then, Dornan fired in another great cross which was well collected by the Dinamo keeper.

The once great Cavan cross swords with Monaghan at Castleblayney, bidding to end a frustrating losing championship sequence.

low

Kevin Wilson was given space by Clarke's precise header to beat Strakosha with a low cross shot.

Ripley beat Paul Parker on the left, cut inside and hit a low cross to the near post.

Derek Ferguson gave him the ball and the striker swung in a low cross which invited a diving header.

The ball over the top, the low firm crosses driven in so that he can pick up the pieces.

red

Philip's transformation looks like a suspended grey tent around the walls, supported by two huge red cross beams.

We went by the tower like a flash and landed on the red cross near the newly set-up hospital tent.

Considerable conversion work was involved and the complete exterior was painted in Khaki Green on which were superimposed Geneva red crosses .

A Red Delicious-McIntosh cross with lovely aromatic qualities.

I took the van back to Cooper's and had them put a red cross on the bonnet.

Doctor Ryding's passport bears witness to the thousands of miles he's travelled helping to save lives for the red cross .

If not, then put a large red cross through the notes you have written.

Then he saw bolder colours: huge red crosses against a white panel on a muddy truck.

right

He pounded Benichou to the body and caught him with a right cross to the chin at the end of the first.

She also had a sincere right cross .

Arrows Half of a right angular cross is a corner, an arrow.

She threw a right cross that nearly knocked me over the railing.

The right cross is the payoff punch of the entire science.

Mooney sent Darren Foreman away down the right and his cross was perfectly converted by substitute Mark Jules in the centre.

Jab-jab, left hook, my opening left hands moving him to the right , to meet my right cross .

silver

On the live Bishop the silver pectoral cross rose and fell on the purple cassock.

Pectoral cross Among my first finds with a metal detector are this silver cross and two coins.

The body was clothed in a purple gown and a silver pectoral cross winked in the flickering candle light.

Horrocks pulled the silver cross from his chest and hurled it from him.

small

His small gold cross was glinting in the sunlight.

Placed in the sacristy were three white saris with blue borders, and on them a small cross and a rosary.

My friend didn't fit the image at all, although she did often wear a small gold cross about her neck.

But only a small number cross functions or span the entire enterprise.

Serif a small cross stroke at the end of the main stroke of the letter.

There's also an option to practise serving: a tricky task involving quickly guiding a small cross into the service box.

white

There is only one tall stone standing now and no white cross on the cairn-like mound of loose stones.

The result was a white cross that stood out among the familiar neon logos of airlines and oil companies.

The neat white crosses , stretching out as far as the eye could see in regimented lines.

A large white cross has been painted roughly on the ground.

A white cross has now been put on the runway.

wooden

At the back of the raised platform at one end of the hall was a wooden cross , about six feet high.

He buried the bodies in one grave with a single wooden cross as a marker; then notified the Commonwealth.

There is a hand-painted wooden cross .

A rough wooden cross rises from it.

A plain wooden cross , about twelve feet tall, and six feet from arm to arm.

His back was supported by a wooden cross , his feet against the clay, facing towards the enemy.

The wooden cross had been dug up and a new large memorial stone had been erected in its place.

The wooden crosses he said broke church regulations.

■ VERB

bear

From that moment on, he began to question what it might mean to bear the cross .

carry

We are not carrying the cross when we are poor or suffering small everyday things - these are all part of life.

die

The dying thief on the cross looked to him for a future.

Somebody certainly died on the cross .

hold

One must have served as a recumbent tombstone, since it has a slot at one end to hold a vertical cross .

I remember one man standing near me holding a cross of St George flag with the words Peterborough United written on it.

Hunter completed his hat-trick in 74 minutes when O'Hare failed to hold a Burrows cross and the ball fell invitingly for him.

Had a parachute on his back just like the rest, and holding out the holy cross in his hand.

look

At first glance I thought I was looking at a cross between a gibbon and a goat.

Interior Trees look rather like a cross between a sun umbrella and a tree.

Mary looked bored and cross and said nothing.

If you're looking for this cross , I hope you find it.

Trying not to look cross , I slid into the water.

In the large bed was a boy, who looked tired and cross , with a thin, white, tearful face.

For example, the small flowers borne by laurel bushes look like little black crosses , and therefore remarkably like cross-stitch.

meet

Four minutes later Mervyn grabbed his second when he met a cross from his brother, Neil, at the far post.

Jab-jab, left hook, my opening left hands moving him to the right, to meet my right cross .

nail

Top off with a concrete mix to fix the supports securely Nail the cross members to join the two sides.

As like a man nailed to a cross in a place called Golgotha.

He set this aside, nailing it to the cross .

put

For some items it might be difficult to decide whether to use approval or put a cross against an item.

In my day they would put up a cross in your yard.

If not, then put a large red cross through the notes you have written.

Bert Weald was the first to enter and he put his cross to mark the receipt of his year's wages.

From our list we would choose to put a cross against sugar, chocolate, biscuits, sponge cake, and mints.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a harsh/a cross/an angry etc word

cross your fingers

Always ready to knock on wood, throw salt over my shoulder, bite my tongue, cross my fingers .

As the others crossed their fingers and held their breath, he gently eased away the back plate.

At this point, they can only stand back, cross their fingers and hope for fireworks.

Careta held up a hand and crossed his fingers .

Jessica skipped and prayed and crossed her fingers .

Scientists and engineers have buttoned their lip, and crossed their fingers that the reckoning wouldn't come in their own day.

cross/enter sb's mind

dot the i's and cross the t's

Well, we haven't dotted the i's and crossed the t's, but the contract's nearly ready.

nail sb to the wall/cross

He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.

Poverty hung about the place like they'd framed it and nailed it to the walls.

sb's paths cross

the Red Cross

the sign of the Cross

As she made the sign of the cross he spoke in loud and solemn tones.

Athelstan sketched the sign of the cross above the corpse and sprinkled it with the Asperges rod.

He began mumbling in Latin, and attempted to make the sign of the Cross.

He made the sign of the cross and knocked.

I was bowing low, making quickly, very quickly, the sign of the cross.

She is best remembered for extinguishing a blazing fire by making the sign of the cross.

Surreptitiously, her hand hidden within the furry confines of her muff, Anne made the sign of the cross.

Take the sign of the cross.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Christians believe that Jesus died on a cross for our sins.

I've put a cross on the map to mark where our house is.

Jones was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross .

Pauline wore a tiny gold cross around her neck.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After 83 minutes Burchill swung in a cross from the left.

David Batty sent over a teasing cross and from beyond the far post Platt got in a powerful header.

Hundreds of copper crosses, used as money by the miners, are buried beneath the violet blooms.

Inside the church, the earliest feature is an Anglo-Saxon carved stone cross head which was found in the churchyard in 1934.

The cross appeared to me....

The two crosses at either end of the roof gave her a brief moment of hope.

We have a lovely 14.3 Connemara cross thoroughbred mare on loan.

Yet both were the first in either family to sign the marriage register with more than a cross .

III. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a harsh/a cross/an angry etc word

cross the Rubicon

But tormented though I was with guilt and self-doubt, I knew I had crossed the Rubicon .

General Bourbollon's troops are gathering around the capital; he's prepared to cross the Rubicon .

On the way to political union we are now crossing the Rubicon .

cross your fingers

Always ready to knock on wood, throw salt over my shoulder, bite my tongue, cross my fingers .

As the others crossed their fingers and held their breath, he gently eased away the back plate.

At this point, they can only stand back, cross their fingers and hope for fireworks.

Careta held up a hand and crossed his fingers .

Jessica skipped and prayed and crossed her fingers .

Scientists and engineers have buttoned their lip, and crossed their fingers that the reckoning wouldn't come in their own day.

cross/enter sb's mind

dot the i's and cross the t's

Well, we haven't dotted the i's and crossed the t's, but the contract's nearly ready.

get your wires crossed

We got our wires crossed and I waited for an hour in the wrong place.

Somewhere along the line, some one had got their wires crossed, that much was clear.

nail sb to the wall/cross

He set this aside, nailing it to the cross.

Poverty hung about the place like they'd framed it and nailed it to the walls.

sb's paths cross

the Red Cross

the sign of the Cross

As she made the sign of the cross he spoke in loud and solemn tones.

Athelstan sketched the sign of the cross above the corpse and sprinkled it with the Asperges rod.

He began mumbling in Latin, and attempted to make the sign of the Cross.

He made the sign of the cross and knocked.

I was bowing low, making quickly, very quickly, the sign of the cross.

She is best remembered for extinguishing a blazing fire by making the sign of the cross.

Surreptitiously, her hand hidden within the furry confines of her muff, Anne made the sign of the cross.

Take the sign of the cross.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I'm sorry I was cross with you.

Mum will be cross when she finds out about the broken vase.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Good lecturers will often make cross references to earlier lectures.

How hot she was, caught in these cross beams!

It had a ten-inch blade that was triangular in cross section.

She was cross at the way he had treated her as though she weren't a normal girl - some kind of freak.

This monoclonal antibody shows no cross reactivity with transforming growth factor alpha.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.