cross someone

cross (one) (up)

To defy, challenge, or frustrate one. Don't cross that guy if you want a job in publishing—he's a celebrated editor. Stephen has crossed me up so many times I just can't trust him anymore.
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cross someone

verb
See also: cross, someone
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Don't cross someone off because he or she doesn't completely agree with your every idea.
I'm so cross someone has taken it and I'm sure they have absolutely no conscience whatsoever but I'd love it back.
Louis was cross someone said he looked like a Lego man
to be way ladders, another won't cross someone on the stairs and one won't even point at rainbows (it sounds odd to me but, hey, who am I to judge?
Just make sure you don't ruin your week by doing something to deliberately cross someone you don't like.
What is certain is that there's going to be tears, one of the posher-sounding boys will claim to be the victim of inverted snobbery, one of the girls will viciously double cross someone she has previously described as "my best friend on the show" and Sir Alan will deliver a series of withering putdowns full of head-scratchingly bizarre turns of phrase.