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cross over

 
1. to cross something such as a river or a street. This is a very wide river. Where do we cross over? Let's cross over here where it's shallow.
2. to change sides, from one to another. Some players from the other team crossed over and joined ours after the tournament.
3. Euph. to die. Uncle Herman crossed over long before Aunt Helen.
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cross over something

to go some place by crossing a border, river, mountain range, etc. Do we want to cross over the river at this point? How do we cross over the highway?
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cross over

1. Change from one field or affiliation to another, as in Graham Greene crossed over from the Anglican to the Roman Catholic Church, or If he doesn't run I'm going to cross over to the Democratic Party. [First half of 1900s]
2. Also, cross over to the other side. Die, as in It's a year since my grandmother crossed over to the other side. [c. 1930]
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cross over

v.
1. To move from one side of something to another: Let's cross over the bridge.
2. To change from one condition or loyalty to another: The political party was furious when the senator crossed over and voted against the bill.
3. To extend success or popularity in one field into another: The actor successfully crossed over from the stage to the movies.
4. To extend the success or popularity of someone in one field into another: The jazz musician hoped the media exposure would cross her over to a pop audience.
5. To die: My uncle finally crossed over after a long illness.
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