cross (one) (up)

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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?
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 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.
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.
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.
He finished 30 seconds ahead of Quintana and saw main rival Alberto Contador cross one minute 40 seconds later, with Bauke Mollema six seconds further back.
Australian road officials have proposed building underpasses beneath the east coast Pacific Highway so a population of endangered flightless emu can safely cross one of the country's busiest roads.
The low paid government and private sector employees have to wait for hours to seek a chance to cross one side of the road and equal time to cross the other side of the road.
Don't forget, election day is on Thursday and you will have three ballot papers: one for the Welsh Assembly Election, names - cross one box; another for the regional Assembly seat, loads of parties - cross one box; and a third paper to vote yes or no for the Alternative Vote.
Neil Cross and Paul Lewis each kicked a penSalty and Cross one conversion.
It takes approximately eight to ten seconds to cross one or three children across a dual carriageway, less on a single road.