cross · verb /krɔːs/Full view
cross (OTHER SIDE)
A2 I or T to go across from one side of something to the other
Dictionary examples:

It's not a good place to cross the road.

Look both ways before crossing (the street).

Cross the bridge and turn right at the first traffic light.

Learner example:

[The] train station is near my home. Just cross the road and t[ur]n Left and you['ll] see [it] in front of you. (Skills for Life (Entry 2); A2; Kurdish)

cross your mind
B2 If an idea crosses your mind, you think about it for a short time.
Dictionary example:

It never crossed my mind that she might be married.

Learner example:

The first thought that crossed his mind was to call the police immediately and that was what he actually did. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)

C2 I or T to travel over a border or line into a different area, country, etc.
Dictionary example:

They crossed from Albania into Greece.

Learner example:

It was when I was about to cross the U.S. border that I faced my greatest challenge. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)

keep your fingers crossed/cross your fingers
C2 to hope that things will happen in the way that you want them to, and to put a finger over the one next to it as a sign of that hope
Dictionary examples:

Let's keep our fingers crossed that she gets the job.

We're crossing our fingers and hoping that the weather stays fine.

Learner example:

Wish me luck, Winnie," she sighed "keep your fingers crossed, please." (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; German)

cross sb's path
C2 to meet someone, especially by accident
Dictionary example:

Mike has moved away and I doubt he'll ever cross my path again.

Learner example:

We are all sociali[z]ed by our peers, family and other people who cross our path at one time or another. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Dutch)

cross · noun C /krɔːs/
cross (MARK)
A1 a written mark (x), usually used to show where something is, or that something has not been written correctly
Dictionary example:

Put a cross next to the name of the person you are voting for.

cross (RELIGION)
B1 two pieces of wood that cross each other, on which people were left to die in the past as a punishment, or an object in this shape, used as a symbol of the Christian religion
Dictionary example:

She wears a gold cross around her neck.

Learner example:

That's the reason why this little cross is so importan[t] to me. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Dutch)

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