cross
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cross(
kras
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (religious)
a. la cruz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He wore a gold cross round his neck.Llevaba una cruz de oro al cuello.
2. (sign or symbol)
a. la cruz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She coudn't write, so she signed with a cross at the end of the page.No sabía escribir, así que firmó con una cruz al final de la página.
3. (biology)
a. el cruce
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My dog is a cross between a Sharpei and a German Shepherd.Mi perro es un cruce entre sharpei y pastor alemán.
b. la cruza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
There are some animal species with a very interesting cross.Hay algunas especies animales con una cruza muy interesante.
4. (hybrid)
a. la mezcla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a cross between a bar and a restaurant.Es una mezcla de bar y restaurante.
5. (sports)
a. el centro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(soccer; from side to center)
The player passed the ball with a cross to the midfielder.El jugador pasó el balón con un centro al centrocampista.
b. el pase cruzado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(soccer; from side to side)
The right back sent a cross to the left winger, who scored a magnificent goal.El lateral derecho mandó un pase cruzado al extremo izquierdo, que marcó un magnífico gol.
c. el golpe cruzado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(boxing)
The boxer knocked out his opponent with a cross.El boxeador noqueó a su adversario con un golpe cruzado.
6. (sewing)
a. el bies
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The skirt material is cut on the cross so it hangs better.La tela de la falda está cortada al bies para que tenga mejor caída.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to go across)
a. cruzar
We need to cross the river before it starts to rain.Tenemos que cruzar el río antes de que empiece a llover.
b. atravesar
This street crosses the whole town from north to south.Esta calle atraviesa todo el pueblo de norte a sur.
8. (to place across)
a. cruzar
It's considered bad manners to cross one's legs while sitting in church.Se considera de mala educación cruzar las piernas cuando estás sentado en la iglesia.
9. (to draw a line across)
a. cruzar (cheque) (United Kingdom)
I crossed the cheque as soon as I arrived at the bank in order to cash it.Crucé el cheque en cuanto llegué al banco para poder cobrarlo.
10. (to hybridize)
a. cruzar
They crossed a grapefruit with a tangerine to produce a new fruit.Cruzaron un pomelo con una mandarina para producir una fruta nueva.
11. (sport)
a. centrar
The forward was signalling to him to cross the ball.El delantero le hacía señas para que le centrara el balón.
12. (to oppose)
a. enfadar
You'd better not cross that teacher.Procura no enfadar a esa profesora.
b. enojar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I don't want to cross my parents.No quiero enojar a mis papás.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
13. (to go across)
a. cruzar
I crossed from one side of the street to the other without looking.Crucé de un lado a otro de la calle sin mirar.
14. (to intersect)
a. cruzarse
When the lines cross at 90 degrees, we have a right angle.Cuando las líneas se cruzan a 90 grados, tenemos un ángulo recto.
15. (to pass in opposite directions)
a. cruzarse
The two letters crossed in the mail.Las dos cartas se cruzaron en el correo.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
16. (religion)
a. santiguarse
He crossed himself before he began the race.Se santiguó antes de empezar la carrera.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
17. (angry)
a. enfadado
She was very cross because her boyfriend forgot the date of their anniversary.Estaba muy enfadada porque su novio olvidó la fecha de su aniversario.
b. enojado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Are you cross with me?¿Estás enojado conmigo?
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cross
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sign, shape)
a. la cruz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to make the sign of the crosssantiguarse
2. (hybrid; of animals)
a. el cruce m, híbrido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la cruza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be a cross between A and Bser una mezcla de A y B
4. (in soccer)
a. el centro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (in boxing)
a. el (golpe m) directo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (annoyed)
a. enfadado(a)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. enojado(a)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to be crossestar enfadado(a), enojado(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (river, road)
a. cruzar, atravesar
to cross somebody's pathcruzarse en el camino de alguien
it crossed my mind (that…)se me ocurrió (que…)
8. (place across)
a. cruzar
to cross one's legs/armscruzar las piernas/los brazos
9. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to keep one's fingers crossedcruzar los dedos
to cross one's eyesponer los ojos bizcos
10. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cross swords (with)verse las caras or habérselas (con)
11. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
we must have got our wires crossedparece que no nos hemos entendido bien
12. (oppose)
a. oponerse a, contrariar
13. (animals, plants)
a. cruzar
14. (check) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cross a checkcruzar un cheque
15. (religion)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cross oneselfsantiguarse
16. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cross my heart!¡te lo juro!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
17. (roads, lines)
a. cruzarse
our letters crossed in the postnuestras cartas se cruzaron en el correo
18. (go across)
a. cruzar
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cross [krɒs]
noun
1 (sign, decoration) cruz (f)
to sign with a cross marcar con una cruz; to make the sign of the cross hacer la señal de la cruz;over sobre; santiguarse; the Cross (Rel) la Cruz
to bear a/one's cross
we each have our cross to bear cada quien carga su cruz; it's one of the crosses we women have to bear es una de las cruces que tenemos las mujeres
2 (Bio) (Zool) cruce (m); cruzamiento (m); mezcla (f)
it's a cross between a horse and a donkey es un cruce or cruzamiento de caballo y burro; the game is a cross between squash and tennis el juego es una mezcla de squash y tenis; el juego está a medio camino entre el squash y el tenis
it's a cross between a novel and a poem a cross between a laugh and a bark
3 (bias)
cut on the cross cortado al bies or al sesgo
4 (Ftbl) centro (m); pase (m) cruzado
adjective
1 (angry) enfadado; enojado; (LAm) (vexed) molesto
to be/get cross with sb (about sth) enfadarse or enojarse con algn (por algo); (LAm) it makes me cross when that happens me da mucha rabia que pase eso; don't be/get cross with me no te enfades or enojes conmigo; (LAm) they haven't had a cross word in ten years no han cruzado palabra en diez años; llevan diez años sin cruzar palabra
2 (diagonal etc) transversal; oblicuo
transitive verb
1 (go across) [+person] [+road, room] cruzar; [+bridge] cruzar; pasar; [+ditch] cruzar; salvar; [+river, sea, desert] cruzar; atravesar; [+threshold] cruzar; traspasar
this road crosses the motorway esta carretera atraviesa la autopista; the bridge crosses the river here el puente atraviesa el río por aquí; it crossed my mind that ... se me ocurrió que ...; they have clearly crossed the boundary into terrorism está claro que han traspasado la frontera que separa del terrorismo; the word never crossed his lips jamás pronunció esa palabra; a smile crossed her lips una sonrisa se dibujó en sus labios; esbozó una sonrisa; we'll cross that bridge when we come to it no anticipemos problemas
2 (draw line across) [+cheque] cruzar
crossed cheque (Britain) cheque (m) cruzado; to cross o.s. santiguarse; cross my heart! (in promise) ¡te lo juro!; to cross a "t" poner el rabito a la "t"
3 (place crosswise) [+arms, legs] cruzar
keep your fingers crossed for me ¡deséame suerte!; I got a crossed line (Telec) había (un) cruce de líneas; they got their lines crossed hubo un malentendido entre ellos
to cross sb's palm with silver dar una moneda de plata a algn
to cross swords with sb cruzar la espada con algn
4 (thwart) [+person] contrariar; ir contra; [+plan] desbaratar
to be crossed in love sufrir un fracaso sentimental
5 [+animals, plants] cruzar
intransitive verb
1 (go to other side) cruzar; ir al otro lado
he crossed from one side of the room to the other to speak to me cruzó or atravesó la sala para hablar conmigo; fue hasta el otro lado de la sala para hablar conmigo; to cross from Newhaven to Dieppe pasar or cruzar de Newhaven a Dieppe
2 (intersect) [+roads etc] cruzarse
3 (meet and pass) [+letters, people] cruzarse
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