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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?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The "terminator" was chosen for a different reason: to terrify the media, police officers, judges and public servants with a simple message: cross us at your peril," Samaraweera said.
He said it was good omen that the textile industry exports was likely to cross US $ 15 billion mark and this would likely be a record achievement of textile exports in such a short span of time.
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We proceeded down steps, tired and cold after being in temperatures in the 90s, only to be held up waiting for airport staff to cross us to the main airport.
We proceeded down steps, tired and cold after being in temperatures in the 90s, to be held up waiting for airport staff to cross us to the main airport.
I hope people cross us off because that will be an edge for us," Gibbons said.
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It sends a message to people who won't settle their debts - cross us and you die."
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Fahim expressed the hope that Pakistan would cross US $ 22 billion exports during the current financial year.