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cross vb. (2 the commonest S. sense)
1. to meet, face Ham. I. i. 127.
2. to thwart, go counter to MND. I. i. 150, Mac. III. i. 81 “How . . . borne in hand, how cross'd,” Ven. 734.
3. to debar “from” 3H6 III. ii. 127 “To me from the golden time I look for.”
4. pass. to have one's debts crossed off or cancelled (quibblingly) Tim. I. ii. 170* “When all's spent, he'd be cross'd then, an he could.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (4):
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, ven
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