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     adj 1: extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at
            right angles to the long axis; "cross members should
            be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway
            ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations";
            "transverse colon" [syn: cross(a), crossing(a), transverse,
             transversal, thwartwise]
     2: perversely irritable [syn: crabbed, crabby, fussy, grouchy,
         grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered]
     n 1: a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a
          transverse piece
     2: marking consisting of crossing lines [syn: crisscross, mark]
     3: a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry
     4: any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his
        cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of
        thorns" [syn: crown of thorns]
     5: the act of mixing different breeds of animals [syn: hybridization,
         hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, interbreeding,
     v 1: travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100
          miles each day" [syn: traverse, track, cover, {pass
          over}, get over, get across, cut through, {cut
     2: meet at a point [syn: intersect]
     3: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What
        ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing
        September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn: thwart, queer,
         spoil, scotch, foil, frustrate, baffle, bilk]
     4: fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs" [ant:
     5: to cover a wide area;  "Rivers traverse the valley floor",
        "The parking lot spans 3 acres" [syn: traverse, span,
     6: meet and pass; "the trains crossed"
     7: breed animals or plants using parents of different races and
        varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried
        crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed" [syn: crossbreed,
         hybridize, interbreed]