crisscross crisscross  /ˈkrɪ ˌskrɔs/


  1. (n) a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
  2. (v) cross in a pattern, often random
  3. (v) mark with or consist of a pattern of crossed lines
  4. (v) mark with a pattern of crossing lines
  5. (adj) marked with crossing lines
  6. (adv) crossing one another in opposite directions



  1. She rides horses to crisscross Tibet's forbidding passes and plateaus.
  2. Whether it's silks, jewelry or lacquerware, you can crisscross Nha Tho to your heart's content, spending next year's bonus.
  3. For Hindus, the area has been a travel destination since pre-Vedic times, and pilgrimage trails still crisscross the mountains.


  1. Jewelry robberies are typical of gangs attacking industry

    By Aaron Aupperlee, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Gangs of thieves crisscross the country robbing dealers and sales people of backpacks and briefcases full of diamonds, precious gems and jewelry. They stake out ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. Over troubled bridges

    Major Missoula spans classified as structurally deficient by Jessica Mayrer On a recent sunny morning, swallows dart above the Clark Fork River alongside the rusty steel girders that crisscross the Madison Street bridge's underbelly. Looking up from beneath the span on the pedestrian walkway where two women jog, one sees that the 55-year-old Madison, with cement eroding along its edges, is ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Missoula Independent

  3. A Perilous Grid

    They crisscross the country in a complex maze just below ground level, carrying flammable, dangerous, and highly polluting liquids and poisonous gases. They are capable of catastrophic failures that have killed people and devastated property. They corrode, they leak, they explode — and they do it with some regularity. The millions of miles of gas [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Weekly


  1. "I think what will come out of this series is it's not just 18 famous writers and 20 famous dead people," author John Ralston Saul said at the party to launch the series. "It's like a crisscross pattern of Canada, and you have rediscovered...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: John Ralston Saul Source: Reuters

  2. "Resources are indispensable to our economy. For instance, Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao have traveled across the world for resource diplomacy," Han said. "I'm ready to crisscross the globe to engage in resource diplomacy. I'll...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Han Seung-soo Source: Korea Times

  3. "He literally could do an event and crisscross the United States and probably the globe every day and get paid astronomical amounts of money," Childress said. "But there's a price to pay for that in terms of wear and tear on your body and...
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Brad Childress Source: Pioneer Press

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