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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

to oppose someone. You best not cross Jim. He has a very bad temper. This is the last time you cross me, you hear?

cross someone

verb
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cross someone (up)

and cross up someone
tv. to go against someone; to thwart someone. Don’t cross me up if you know what’s good for you.
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References in classic literature ?
He saw a congested flood of wagons, trucks, cabs, vans and street cars filling the vast space where Broadway, Sixth Avenue and Thirly-fourth street cross one another as a twenty-six inch maiden fills her twenty-two inch girdle.
"I was the cross one. Please forgive me, and let's be friends again."
I make the schoolmaster so ridiculous, and so aware of being made ridiculous, that I see him chafe and fret at every pore when we cross one another.
I've been to Charing Cross one way and nearly to Ludgate Circus the other; and they were all engaged.
First, we went ten days' journey to Nankin, a city well worth seeing; they say it has a million of people in it: it is regularly built, and the streets are all straight, and cross one another in direct lines.
The win moved Cross one point clear of defending champion Michael van Gerwen, who suffered a third consecutive defeat to Daryl Gurney.
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National master's champion Imran Shahzad, meanwhile, blanked Australia's Steven Ebejer straight 107-30, 85-20, 105-16, 63-53 to cross one more hurdle.
People will have the opportunity to cross one of Scotland's most famous bridges, complete an optional forestry walk and celebrate at the end with entertainment, face painting and an obstacle course.
Jay Ajayi has three special dates on his calendar - and he's hoping to cross one of them off as a huge success by gunning down the Patriots in Super Bowl LII tonight.
The story of two outsiders working in a harsh and cruel environment (a slaughterhouse), whose paths cross one another in dreams as well as in reality, is told in an intimate way, combining cool observation with deep emotion.Enyedi engaged the Slovak-born actress Alexandra Borbely for the main female role Borbely later won the European Film Academy Award 2017 for Best Actress.
Pile driver on truck and (inset) unloaded to cross one of six bridges
Average daily branchless banking transactions in Pakistan are estimated to cross one million mark within this year, revealed a quarterly review for branchless banking sector.
Considering the growth rate, it said, the market will easily cross one million daily transactions during this year.