crosswise crosswise  /ˈkrɔ ˌswaɪz/


  1. (adj) lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction
  2. (adj) in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross
  3. (adv) not in the intended manner
  4. (adv) transversely



  1. Tom Dewey plowed it up down and crosswise.
  2. By the time he returns to Paris all the great powers will have tied their diplomacy into double crosswise bowknots.
  3. One pair of boots andor shoes will be laced crosswise and worn on the even numbered days of the month.


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  1. "Nolan was a great value to this program and to the state of Arkansas," Broyles said. "He certainly deserves tremendous credit and praise for what he did. I don't know how we got crosswise but we did."
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Frank Broyles Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "That's the only time I've ever heard of where they got a little crosswise," Goldwater Jr. said.
    on May 3, 2008 By: Barry Goldwater Jr Source: Arizona Republic

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