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cross

(Disagree with), verb act in opposition to, argue, be opposed to, collide, conflict with, confront, confute, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, debate, defy, dispute, gainsay, homini obsistere, make a stand against, neutralize, oppose, protest, refuse to conform, refute, repudiate, resist, run counter to, speak against, take exceppion, traverse
Associated concepts: cross action, cross-claim, cross-complaint, cross-demand, cross-examination, cross libels, cross section, crosswalk

cross

(Intersect), verb bisect, braid, crisscross, cut across, divide, go across, halve, intercross, interrupt, intersect, lie across, move across, section, segment, separate, split, traverse
See also: advance, annoy, antagonize, bitter, conflict, confront, contentious, contravene, counter, counteract, countervail, discompose, disobey, fight, fractious, froward, harrow, inimical, interfere, intertwine, oppose, oppugn, pass, perambulate, perverse, petulant, plague, querulous, resist, stress, thwart, traverse

CROSS. contracts. A mark made by persons who are unable to write, instead of their names.
     2. When properly attested, and proved to have been made by the party whose name is written with the mark, it is generally admitted as evidence of the party's signature.

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Emmerdale stars Matt Healy and Christopher Villiers cross swords as the two main characters, while Michelle Morris adds the dash of glamour, and a well designed and built set helps create the atmosphere of sunny Spain.
It's a great opportunity to cross swords with Scotland's only Tory.
MORNING Supreme is just preferred to For Bill as the two high-class mares cross swords for the first time in the Listed novice hurdle at Limerick today.
Heat two sees the Wimbledon St Leger first and second Kinda Easy and Droopys Zach cross swords once again, with Romford marathon winner Bodell Clare also in the field.
Stolen in the raid were: a gold chain with cross swords of Oman pendant; a gold ring with a sapphire and diamonds; a gold ring with dark blue sapphires; a gold ring with a light blue stone in the middle with one diamond either side; a gold ring with a green stone in the middle with a diamond either side; Rennie Mackintoshstyle gold earrings and a Canon Ixus 970IS camera.
LEDLEY KING has known Ashley Cole since childhood and vows their long friendship won't be damaged when they cross swords in today's London derby.
I WISH to cross swords with Bill Armer about his letter of July 7.
SIR - My only qualification in art is an O-level certificate, circa 1949, so I should not cross swords with three artistic luminaries such as the editor of an arts journal, a Cardiff artist and the chief executive of a public art think tank ("Critic feels bronzed off with our army of statues", April 20).