cross with

(redirected from cross with us)

cross with

1. verb To traverse something in a certain vehicle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cross" and "with." Do you think we'll be able to cross the flood waters with this car?
2. verb To combine the genetic material of two different things. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cross" and "with." If you cross a Labrador retriever with a poodle, you get a labradoodle. I wonder what kind of hybrid we would create if we crossed these two flowers with each other.
3. adjective Angry or annoyed with someone. In this usage, "cross with" is a set phrase followed by a noun or pronoun. Of course I'm cross with you—you lied to me!
See also: cross

cross something with something

 
1. to go across something, using a particular type of vehicle. The explorers crossed the river with their Jeep. We can't cross this stream with the canoes. It's too fast.
2. to interbreed something with something else. The farmer crossed this smaller breed of chicken with the meatier one. It is possible to cross a horse with a donkey.
See also: cross
References in periodicals archive ?
He added: "For those who are cross with us, please direct your anger towards myself and the production team, rather than at Jeremy and James.
On the Stratford Road there are three to four patrols, but some parents ignore us and can't be bothered to walk that few extra yards to cross with us.
Fearful that these churchmen might be cross with us, we have discarded principle and adopted hand-wringing subservience.
Sir, - The Director of Public Prosecutions is very cross with us because we are racist.