cross|wise

cross|wise
cross|wise «KRS WYZ, KROS-», adverb.
1. so as to cross; across: »

The tree fell crosswise over the stream.

SYNONYM(S): athwart.
2. in the form of a cross: »

The streets come together crosswise at the intersection.

3. Figurative. opposite to what is required; wrongly: »

You have assembled these pieces of your bookcase crosswise.


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