cross over

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See also: crossover and cross-over

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

cross + over

Adjective[edit]

cross over (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of crossover.

Verb[edit]

cross over (third-person singular simple present crosses over, present participle crossing over, simple past and past participle crossed over)

  1. (transitive and intransitive) To pass from one side or area, physical or abstract, to another.
    To reach the other bank of the river, we tried crossing over on a log.
    Not many actors are so easily able to cross over from television to film.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the belief that one's dead soul crosses over a river (as the Jordan or Styx) when one dies

Verb[edit]

cross over (third-person singular simple present crosses over, present participle crossing over, simple past and past participle crossed over)

  1. (euphemistic) To die.
    Sarah's grandmother crossed over last night.
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