(=mark, sign) croix f
to mark sth with a cross marquer qch d'une croix
→ They mark them with a red cross.
(=hybrid) croisement m
a cross between ..., a cross between a donkey and a horse un croisement de l'ânesse et du cheval
→ A Barbary duck is a cross between a wild duck and an ordinary duck.
a cross between a song and a poem un mélange de chanson et de poème
→ a cross between Hitler and Genghis Khan
→ she looks like a cross between Margaret Thatcher and Elizabeth Dole
(FOOTBALL) centre m
→ He headed the ball into the net from Paul Lambert's cross
to hit a cross to sb centrer sur qn
→ Le Tissier hit an accurate cross to Groves
[+street, room, river] traverser
→ He crossed the room slowly.
to cross the line (in race)
franchir la ligne d'arrivée
→ the first runner to cross the line
(=go too far) dépasser la limite
→ I understand it's a difficult situation but on certain occasions you crossed the line
→ There's a fine line between confidence and conceit. I don't want to cross that line
to cross the line between politics and sport franchir la ligne entre la politique et le sport
→ He emphasised that he could not cross the line between politics and sport
a crossed line (British)
We have a crossed line. Il y a des interférences.
to get one's wires crossed, to get one's lines crossed (fig)
They've got their wires crossed., They've got their lines crossed. Il y a un malentendu entre eux.
→ I'm sorry, I don't follow - have we got our wires crossed somewhere?
[+arms, legs] croiser
→ She sat back and crossed her legs.
(to produce hybrid)
[+animals, plants] croiser
→ It has been crossed with L candidum to produce L testaceum.
to cross a horse with a donkey croiser un cheval avec une ânesse
→ Don't forget to cross the cheque.
[+person, plan] contrarier
→ She won't forgive you if you cross her.
to cross the ball centrer
→ Fowler crossed the ball from the right.
to cross o.s. se signer, faire le signe de croix
the boat crosses from ... to ... le bateau fait la traversée de ... à ...
(=annoyed) en colère, fâché (e) → He was looking very red and rather cross. to be cross about sth être fâché (e) à propos de qch to be cross with sb être en colère contre qn to get cross with sb se fâcher contre qn to be cross with sb about sth être en colère contre qn à propos de qch to get cross with sb about sth se fâcher contre qn à propos de qch
criss-cross , crisscross
[person, vehicle, roads]
[+country, area] sillonner
→ They criss-crossed the country by bus ...
→ Telephone wires criss-cross the street.
[+city, town] quadriller
→ the freeways that criss-cross the whole of Los Angeles
[lines, wires, roads] s'entrecroiser
→ Wires criss-cross between the tops of the poles, forming a grid ...
→ The roads here are quite a maze, criss-crossing one another in a fashion that at times defies logic.
→ ... a complicated labyrinth of criss-crossing paths ...
→ Support rows of beans with criss-crossed canes.
[pattern, design] en croisillons
→ Slash the tops of the loaves with a sharp serrated knife in a criss-cross pattern.
a criss-cross diamond pattern un quadrillage en losanges
[+word, sentence] barrer, rayer
vi (cross the street, a river etc)
→ Let's cross over to the sunny side of the street.
[trade, shopping] transfrontalier (-ière)
→ Currency-conversion costs remain one of the biggest obstacles to cross-border trade ...
→ The stock market is convinced more cross-border deals will take place.
[raid, attack, terrorism] transfrontalier (-ière)
→ ... a cross-border raid into Zambian territory.
cross-bred , crossbred
[animal] croisé (e)
→ ... a cross-bred labrador.
cross-breed , crossbreed
(=animal) hybride m , métis (se) m/f
[animals, plants] se croiser
to cross-breed with sth se croiser avec qch
→ By cross-breeding with our native red deer, the skia deer have affected the gene pool ...
[+animals, plants] croiser
→ Dr Russel is creating an elite herd by cross-breeding goats from around the globe.
to crossbreed sth with sth croiser qch avec qch
→ Attempts to crossbreed it with other potatoes have been unsuccessful
[+animals] croisement m
→ ... centuries of crossbreeding.
[+plants] hybridation f
cross-Channel , cross-channel
[shoppers, visitors, passengers] d'outre-Manche
→ Dieppe has plenty to attract cross-Channel visitors.
[traffic, train] trans-Manche
n ferry m trans-Manche
vi vérifier par recoupement
to cross-check with sb vérifier avec qn
to cross-check with sth, to cross-check against sth [+file, records] revérifier dans qch
→ I had to look twice and cross-check with another file to make sure I hadn't misread it
→ They want to ensure such claims are justified by cross-checking with other records.
[+details, information] vérifier par recoupement
→ Those kind of details can easily be cross-checked.
→ So far they had only cross-checked the names of 1,207 applicants.
to cross-check sth with sb vérifier qch auprès de qn
→ Can I just cross-check these details with you?
→ I'll be able to cross-check anything relating to them with our contact in Moscow.
to cross-check sth with sth, to cross-check sth against sth [+file, records] comparer qch à qch
→ His version will later be cross-checked against that of the university ...
→ investigators cross-checked Woods's travel claims with Ms Cameron's personal diary
[championships, race, course] de cross
→ She finished third in the world cross-country championships in Antwerp.
cross-country skiing ski m de fond
(crossing an area)
[journey] à travers le pays
[railway, rail service] qui traverse le pays
→ ... cross-country rail services ...
→ The group made a 13-concert cross-country tour, including a stop in New York.
(across open countryside)
[hiking, walking, driving] à travers champs
[driving] à travers la campagne
[hike, walk] à travers champs
à travers la campagne
→ I drove cross-country in his van.
[study, development, perspective, research, music] interculturel (le)
→ Minority cultures within the United States often raised issues of cross-cultural conflict.
cross-current , crosscurrent (mainly US)
(lit) (in water)
→ Cross-currents can sweep the strongest swimmer helplessly away.
(=conflicting ideas, traditions) contre-courant m
→ the cross-currents within the Conservative Party
vi se travestir
→ If they want to cross-dress that's fine.
to cross-dress as a woman se travestir en femme
to cross-dress as a man se travestir en homme
(=transvestite) travesti (e) m/f
→ The Society maintains that the majority of cross-dressers are heterosexual.
(=transvestism) travestisme m , transvestisme m
n (LAW) contre-interrogatoire m
(=interrogate) interroger (de façon serrée)
(LAW, in court) faire subir un contre-interrogatoire à
to be cross-eyed loucher
[sit] en tailleur
→ He sat cross-legged on the floor.
[person] assis (e) en tailleur
→ The cross-legged deity exudes wisdom and composure.
[+emails] envoi m multiple
→ with apologies for cross-postings
to be at cross-purposes with sb comprendre qn de travers
to talk at cross-purposes, We're talking at cross-purposes. On ne parle pas de la même chose., Je crois qu'il y a un malentendu.
vt (LAW) faire subir un interrogatoire à
[+book, list] ajouter des renvois à
to be cross-referenced to sth
[item, entry, data] renvoyer à qch
→ The code is cross-referenced to a database which immediately details the nature of the target
cross-section , cross section
[+population] échantillon m
a cross section of sth un échantillon de qch
→ It is work that attracts a remarkably large cross-section of the public.
(=variety) variété f
→ I was surprised at the cross-section of people there ...
→ It is good that there is a wide cross-section of sport on television.
(BIOLOGY) coupe f transversale
a cross section of sth une coupe transversale de qch
→ ... a cross-section of a human brain.
in cross section en coupe transversale
→ This drawing shows how the pipe looks in cross-section.
cross-stitch , cross stitch
n point m de croix
n cross-training m
(=betray) doubler * , trahir
Green Cross Code
n (British) code de prévention routière destiné aux enfants code de prévention routière destiné aux enfants
hot cross bun
n brioche f du Vendredi saint
n Croix-Rouge f
→ the Spanish Red Cross
n (British) Croix f de Victoria