The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1.1Religioncruz femininepapal/Latin/Greek cross — cruz papal/latina/griega
- One way she does this is by stripping down, multiplying, and opening up the central symbol of Christianity, the cross.
- Noting my covetousness, a native woman lifted her cross off her neck and placed it around mine.
- A bible hung from his belt, and he wore a cross around his neck.
- Like many of the troops I met during the war, she wore a cross around her neck.
- This day provides an opportunity to acknowledge grief and sorrow, and to teach why Christians use a cross as a symbol.
- The cross as a symbol of Christianity is everywhere.
- A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks.
- Lulu wears a tiny gold cross around her neck.
- She was no longer biting her fingernail, but fidgeting with the gold cross on a chain around her neck.
- To the early Christians and Byzantines, it was called the gammadion cross, and it figured prominently in their artwork.
- Meanwhile, through an open doorway, the reader can see hundreds of crosses lining the general's backyard in neat rows.
- Above them a cluster of crosses mark graves and beyond them a few people cross onto a ship.
- In England, hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday; they are marked on top with a cross, either cut in the dough or composed of strips of pastry.
- He buried them out back, behind the small cabin, forming two wooden crosses out of pieces of wood, spliced together with strips of rawhide.
- The life-size crosses and figures of saints were one of the great forms of benefaction in the eleventh century and are described in churches across England.
- He said this cross was built in the 1950s to mark a holy year.
- Though our foreheads are marked with a black, ashen cross, Matthew warns us to practice our piety in secret.
- Dozens of people turned up on Otley Chevin at the weekend to help pull the Easter Cross into place.
- It is proposed to build, plaster and cap a perimeter wall and erect a Cross on completion of the work.
- A special prayer around the Cross for young people takes place for the Lenten Season.
- The foundation of the Church is always the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross.
- This was an expression of all the sins of the world put into one cup and poured out on Christ while He was on the Cross.
- Your old sinful life was put to death on the Cross with Jesus, and buried with him in the grave.
- Christ encountered her at the very entrance of the church, all bloody and nailed to the Cross.
- As Jesus hung upon the Cross, He hung there as the representative Man - the last of the Adamic race.
- An eternal transaction was taking place as Jesus was dying on the Cross.
- Everything you have ever done wrong was placed on Jesus as He hung upon the Cross.
- He could have saved himself, but he did not for it was through his death on the Cross that God was going to save the world.
- It is because the dogwood was used for the Cross, it is said, that it has not grown straight, or to a large size ever since.
- The Cross of Christ is the centre of God's entire plan of redemption.
- The cross of Christ, theologically speaking, was not an end in itself.
- These include a fragmented image of the crucifixion with parts of Christ's body in pieces around the cross.
- At least twenty people have offered to sell me a piece of the true cross.
- Just when we figure out the cross and empty tomb, something happens to remind us that Jesus' death and resurrection are a mystery.
- That's why, with time, they started to represent the Christ with a beard and later, they represented him on the cross.
- As opposed to the resurrection, the cross symbolises crucifixion.
- The cross of Jesus Christ reveals that the very heart of God is mercy and forgiveness.
- I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to cleanse me from sin.
- He used his own pain, following the example of Christ on the cross, to share with compassion the pain of others.
- The lintel shows Jesus carrying the cross on the way to Calvary.
1.2(mark, sign)cruz feminineto make a cross — hacer una cruz
- Watch any low budget pre-election television show, lay back and listen while the terminally dumb mumble their excuses for not being able to put a cross on a piece of paper and pop it into a battered tin box.
- Initially voters were required to mark as many crosses as there were vacancies and the candidates with greatest support, usually from the same party, were elected.
- With the pointed end of a potato peeler or a small, sharp knife, cut out the core of the tomatoes and lightly mark a cross on their undersides.
- Trapping was carried out in the reedbed with 147 m of mist nets arranged in two lines forming a cross.
- It is understood that a street map of Brussels with a number of places marked with crosses - including a street near the embassy - was found on him.
- How can they ever expect conditions to change when a short trip to a polling station to mark a cross on a voting paper might make all the difference, but is too much for them?
- All I did was put pencil crosses on pieces of paper and put them in a ballot box.
- Cut a small cross in the top of each pie, insert a sprig of thyme and lightly brush with milk.
- She cut an improvised cross from the head of a cork and dampened the ash by adding water.
- It was a map of Hillcrest, marked with numerous crosses.
- They will not meekly give up their power simply because of a few million crosses on pieces of paper.
- The yellow outline and magenta cross mark the best guess of the RADAR team at the location of the Huygens DISR images.
- If George W Bush had enjoyed the right to vote in this country two weeks ago he would have thought twice about putting his cross against any candidate representing the Conservative Party.
- The cross represents the masculine side of his face, the nought represents the feminine side.
- Opponents have halted plans for voters in York's next local elections to place their crosses by post.
- The ancient Egyptians had the cross as a religious symbol of their Gods.
- The small cross indicates the position of the Earth when at perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) in early January.
- The center of the cross indicates the position of the breakpoints with moderate precision.
- When giving a guest the map of Mantua, why not indicate with a cross where the restaurant you've booked for him is located?
- Torvald checks his letter box and finds some letters and two Business cards from Dr. Rank with black crosses on them.
- Knead it well then shape it into a ball, cut a cross into the centre, place in a bowl and cover.
- Use a green tick if the best option was chosen, a yellow tick for a partially correct answer, and a red cross for a totally wrong answer.
- Put a cross against the wrong answer.
- And there's ticks and crosses to indicate everyone's preferences.
1.3(medal)the Iron Cross — la Cruz de Hierro
(hybrid)cruce masculinecruza feminine Latin Americaa cross between anger and disbelief — una mezcla de ira e incredulidad
- He was an imposing figure, a cross between Humpty Dumpty and a brigadier, who had rowed hard in his youth.
- It's a cross between rap and line dancing if you can categorise it at all.
- Weblogs, or blogs for short, are a cross between a diary, a web site, and an online community.
- In many respects, this form of analysis represents a cross between a psychological profile and stereotyping.
- It's a brilliant cross between stealth, puzzle and platform genres that you really have to play to believe.
- He led her out of the bedroom and into something that looked like a cross between a library, a laboratory, and a study.
- Orchestral life, at its best, is a cross between summer camp and labour camp.
- That place was like a cross between hell and jail.
- It is a cross between a corporation and a partnership.
- This is the ideal present for someone with a slightly sadistic nature as a cross between a plant and a pet.
- Clearly, the closer a family car resembles a cross between a combine harvester and a rocket launcher, the happier today's families are.
- The jail was a cross between a political headquarters and an industrial plant.
- His face was growing old quickly, his hair a cross between gray and brown.
- Covered only from waist down by white sheets, they evoked a cross between Greek statues and hospital patients.
- He describes his life as a cross between being a GP, vicar and social worker - ‘which is fine, but not very challenging’.
- The movie becomes a cross between a serious life drama and a quirky romantic comedy.
- His hair was scraggly and slightly curly, its color a cross between brown and black.
- It's been described as a cross between orienteering and sailing, of course with the extra dimension of being able to go up and down, something you don't wish to do in a sailing boat.
- With their five-wheel frame and their medium-height buckle cuff, they are a cross between a racing skate and recreational one.
- The first step is to make a cross between two parent plants.
- Grandifloras are a cross between hybrid teas and floribundas.
- Most hybrid striped bass that consumers purchase are a cross between female white bass and male striped bass.
- The farm's herd is a cross between the indigenous Wagyu and another quality export from Scotland, the Aberdeen Angus.
- Hybrids such as the mule, a cross between a donkey and a horse, are sterile.
- Hybrids are more difficult to spot because they are a cross between the native and Spanish varieties, and the colours vary in shades
- Draft animals, especially the ubiquitous dzo, a cross between a yak and a cow, play a central part in the farming economy.
- He said animals had to be 16 hands 3ins minimum and a cross between a heavy working breed and a thoroughbred.
- These bitsy buds are a cross between broccoli and gai lan.
- That clone was created from a cross between two strains from North and South Germany that were distinct from the clones we analyzed here.
- A genetic map constructed using a cross between the two M. grisea strains used in this study revealed a high degree of synteny between the two genomes.
- We assume that the parents that initiate the cross are pure inbred lines.
3.1(in soccer)pase cruzado masculine
- He creates so many goals for others with his precision crosses and his sweeping through balls.
- His limp cross was kicked towards the Leeds goal by Ian Harte and only a smart save by Nigel Martyn kept things equal.
- The former Rochdale man delivered a pin-point low cross for top-scorer Foster to turn home from close range.
- Only a few minutes had gone when the Welshman flung in an inviting right-foot cross to the back post.
- He looks in an off-side position but the linesman disagrees, and so he can ping another cross in.
3.2(in boxing)cruzado masculinecross masculineright/left cross — cruzado / cross de derecha/izquierda
- Jason kneed him in the stomach before following the blow with a right cross to his mouth.
- Faster than I could recover, he whipped his massive fist into a right cross that took me in the jaw.
- The messages from Moore's brain to the rest of his body were immediately scrambled by the perfectly timed right cross, and Moore fell down to the canvas in a heap.
- He had an excellent one-two combination and a surprisingly stiff right cross, which enabled him to score a number of early knockouts.
- He was very mobile for a man his size and he had a pretty fair right cross.
4Clothingcut on the cross — cortado al bies / al sesgo
1.1(go across)(road) cruzar(river/desert) cruzar(river/desert) atravesar
- The row erupted among a group of about 10 men - at least two of whom had crossed the nearby Border from the south.
- Tens of thousands of mobile phone customers are believed to be caught in the trap of incurring international charges every time they cross the Border for work and leisure.
- But persuading our English neighbours to cross the Border is a bigger problem than anyone thought.
- At the time the Russians said he had been shot by a border guard while crossing the frontier with Finland.
- They said a policeman kicked a civilian when he attempted to cross the barriers set up at the corner of Queen and Henry Streets.
- Hundreds die during attempts to cross the borders illegally.
- Police officers were stationed along the route every hundred yards preventing anyone from crossing the boundary.
- The trolley is fitted with a sensor which is triggered if it crosses the supermarket's boundaries, causing a shield to drop down over the wheels and stop the runaway cart.
- When I was at school and less than well behaved, a yell in the ear and slap of the ruler on my wrist told me I'd crossed the boundaries of acceptability.
- I didn't get a sense of having crossed some life-changing boundary.
- The quest to bring John Lillie to justice took around 10 years and crossed international boundaries.
- I hope this will be an opportunity to cross international boundaries and express practical help and love for those who are bereft and homeless.
- How fluently can creative artists cross global boundaries?
- Asking spectators to cross national boundaries, and especially seas, is putting far to heavy a financial burden on them.
- First of all, any architectural or engineering work has a technical or practical purpose, for example to span a river, to cross an obstacle.
- She managed to cross all obstacles on the medium course, and liked it so much that she decided to try the big one too.
- Police are reminding all motorists they should not attempt to cross the barriers if they are in any doubt about the safety of the conditions.
- The drivers' biggest challenges will be the Western Sahara with no metalled roads and crossing a minefield in Mauritania.
- They then crossed the border and got into a vehicle, which drove them to France.
- The alleged bomber claims to have illegally crossed the Mexican border into the US.
- It was also hazardous for pedestrians to cross Cemetery Road, and she suggested traffic lights and a pelican crossing were needed.
- Determined, she waited for a clear road before crossing the busiest stretch in the city to the other side.
- Residents were also concerned that it would mean children having to cross New Road Side - even though the council has said a pedestrian crossing would be installed.
- He stretched enormously, crossed to the washstand, and poured hot water into the basin, then frowned.
- His car crossed to the wrong side of the road and collided with a tree.
- As all three crossed to the other side of the road, Daniel saw a speeding car, then heard the sound of a car hit Michael.
- She crossed to the left side of the road before going on to Coltman Street.
- I crossed to the other side of the road, and went along that one for a while.
- A single road crosses the area.
- Sarah ended her vigil at Sofia's side and crossed the room to her fiancé.
- We crossed to the other side of the balcony, where there was a second door.
- When they had crossed to the far side of the square, they came to a straw colored building with a thatched roof.
- The vehicle sped away, going through red traffic lights at 50 mph in a 30 mph area before crossing the Pheasant roundabout on the wrong side.
- She quickly crossed to the other side of the street and walked towards her house.
- But to get there you have to cross a treacherous stretch of water called Jack Sound.
- Rivers and streams along the routes of the Roman roads were crossed by bridges.
- The glint of a smile briefly crosses his face when asked if he's ready for the playoffs.
- A weak, forced smile crossed the bruised and grimy face, " Hey.
- In their separate rooms, the exact same smirk crossed both of their faces.
- Then turning again toward Christina, a frown crossed the woman's stern features.
1.2(lie across)(bridge/road/railway) cruzar(bridge/road/railway) atravesar
- Setting the tray down in the middle of the rug, David sat, crossing his legs.
- I crossed my room and flicked on my stereo, turning it up as loud as it could then I sat on my bed with my legs crossed underneath me.
- In addition, he showed how to decode body language: crossing one's legs when sitting was a sign of uneasiness, while standing with one's legs wide apart was the hallmark of a braggart.
- He leans back, placing his hands on the back of his head and crossing one of his legs over the other.
- She crossed her long thin legs and rested her chin on her hands.
- Her long floral dress bunched up as she crossed her long tan legs.
- I crossed my legs Indian-style and took a drag of my cigarette before asking him what it was about.
- She pulled a nearby seat in front of her and stuck her legs on it, crossed one upon the other, and sipped the drink.
- He waved his hands back and forth for a few minutes before jumping onto the bed and sitting on his with his legs crossed underneath him.
- ‘The same thing I told the last three guys that came in here,’ she said, crossing her arms tighter across her chest.
- He sat back, crossed his own supple young arms and watched, awe struck by the creative process of life.
- Sitting down, and crossing her legs she closed her eyes and concentrated.
- Finally Emily sat back down on the couch next to Reese, crossing her bony, slender legs as she spoke.
- He fidgets in his chair like a man unaccustomed to sitting still, crossing and uncrossing his legs, slipping his socked feet underneath him.
- Both of her arms crossed each other across her chest, the daggers she held lay lazily over her shoulders on each side.
- He crossed his well toned arms as looked her up and down, and made no move to hide his snicker.
- ‘You're forgetting one very important thing,’ implied Tyler, crossing his lean, tanned arms.
- Gem crossed her two, graceful arms over her raised chest.
- He casually settled into a worn orange couch, and crossed his long, lithe legs.
- He sat down, crossed and uncrossed his legs, and tried to pick up the flagging vibe.
2(put crosswise)(arms/legs) cruzarto cross one's eyes — ponerse bizco
- we have a crossed line — se han cruzado las líneas
- Noticing this, he squeezed in as close as possible to the vehicle he was passing and we crossed with no more than a couple of feet to spare.
- There were two tubes crossing in different directions.
- Our paths never crossed again after playgroup anyway.
- we have a crossed line — se han cruzado las líneas
3(put line through)to cross the t — ponerle el palito a la t
4BritishFinancecruzarcrossed cheque — cheque cruzado
- Extreme caution is needed where cheques are crossed and marked account payee only.
- Subcontractors are also advised to pay workers by auto pay or crossed cheques.
- This means that it is at the risk of the bank to accept a crossed cheque into someone else's account when it is written in favour of somebody else, which means that banks don't generally accept them.
- Anyone wishing to contribute as requested to should have cheques crossed and made payable to the Athletic Club.
- The holder is entitled to cross a cheque even if an original crossing, usually printed on the cheque, has been opened by the drawer.
5(crossbreed)(plants/breeds) cruzarto cross sth with sth — cruzar algo con algo
- Arabian stallions were crossed with a few English mares at the end of the 17th and start of the 18th centuries to produce the thoroughbred.
- Merino ewes, grown for their wool, are crossed with a meat breed, such as a border Leicester ram, to produce so-called first-cross meat sheep.
- The South American bee was crossed with the African bee, the idea being to create a more ‘resistant’ bee, a hardy all-weather insect.
- It's actually a hybrid between two species, so it's rather like crossing a donkey with a horse: what you get is strong but it's completely sterile.
- The barb was taken to Spain by the Moors in the eighth century, and was crossed with local mares to produce the Andalusian.
- What do you get if you cross a carrier pigeon with a woodpecker?
- The latest craze among dog fanciers: Poodles crossed with other breeds.
- These felines are hybrids first bred from crossing a wild small leopard cat of Asia with a domestic cat.
- First, the two breeds described previously were crossed, followed by 10 generations of random mating.
- During the 15th and 16 centuries, it was crossed with the sheep dog to provide strength, and later various hounds to obtain more speed.
- He's a Clydesdale cross, crossed with a standard breed.
- The Long-hair was crossed with the spaniel and an old German gun dog, the Stoberhund.
- Males from Oregon-R and 2b were crossed with virgin females from each deficiency strain.
- The story of his life, at least as he tells it, reads as if Kafka had been crossed with Dostoevsky with a dollop of magical realism thrown in for good measure.
- If we get to the point where we can make the offspring viable and fertile, then what I think we should do is attempt to cross lions with successively smaller felines until we create a male housecat with a mane.
- This was observed when two wallaby species, Macropus eugenii and Wallabia bicolor, were crossed.
- Similar results have been obtained by crossing Pachon and Subterraneo cavefish.
- The horses are usually Irish draught crossed with thoroughbred, a combination with a reliable temperament, and arrive at Hutton aged four.
- She is now working with her third puppy Maple, a curly coated Retriever crossed with a Labrador.
- The novel is like science fiction crossed with an SAS adventure.
6(go against)(person) contrariar(plans) frustrarshe doesn't like to be crossed — no le gusta que la contraríen
- to be crossed in love — ser desventurado en amores
- So then, you've got PMS, and you're on the warpath, and you know that anyone who dares to cross you in any way, gets it!
- Lately, he's taken to assailing university officials who dare to cross him on this explosive issue.
- After suing anyone who dared to cross him, Douglas was finally imprisoned himself for libeling Winston Churchill.
- The smile that said I dare you to cross me and see what happens.
- No one dared to cross her - if Madeline didn't like you, it got pretty ugly.
- Now that he had free range over his powers to do whatever he wanted with them, the men dared not cross him.
- In his last years he was able to pick off those who had crossed him, reward those who had stood by him, and enjoy a quiet life at last.
- There would be little quarter given to anyone who crossed him.
- Brigid herself was the only one who dared to cross this woman.
- Most importantly remind them of who's in control now and that they don't want to cross me.
- Next time everyone will be against you, because you will have led them to expect that there will be no penalties for crossing you.
- And he can make so much trouble if he doesn't get the elections he wants that it is not worthwhile crossing him.
- Too late they discover that Hale is an underworld crime lord, and that crossing him results in an inevitable slow and painful death.
- You might want to do it if your aim was not only to discredit the story but to discredit the source and discourage others from crossing you.
- If someone crosses me I do like revenge, so watch out.
- You will experience a sense of liberation for the rest of your working life and be able to spit in the eye of just about anyone who crosses you - a great and abiding pleasure.
- He has a daughter, I pity her husband if he crosses her.
- He wants her to explain why everyone who crosses her gets injured.
- She likes her own way and is unforgiving if slighted; one journalist who crossed her subsequently found many other powerful doors were slammed in his face.
- Those who crossed him 12 months ago are not easily forgotten.
- to be crossed in love — ser desventurado en amores
7Sport(ball) cruzar(ball) tirar cruzado
- His ability to cross the ball and pass it over very long distances absolutely astonishes people.
- Frank Foley went on a run from centre back, crossed the ball into the square for Thomas Doyle to equalise.
- Germany attack down the left, the ball is crossed and Lukas Podolski tries a volley from inside the D of the Italy penalty area.
- From the ensuing free-kick wide on the right, the ball is crossed in to the Italy penalty area.
- Luis Garcia escapes down the right wing and crosses the ball into the Chelsea penalty area.
1(walk across road)cruzarto cross over (the road) — cruzar (la calle)
- before crossing look both ways — antes de cruzar mire en ambos sentidos
- shall we cross over? — ¿cruzamos?
- before crossing look both ways — antes de cruzar mire en ambos sentidos
3(pass one another)(letters) cruzarse
- It would appear that our letters crossed and I therefore repeated this request on 15th May.
- A letter from Alstom also of 18 June probably crossed with that letter.
- Maybe the letters crossed over in the post.
1persignarsesantiguarsehacerse la señal de la cruz
adjective crosser, crossest
1enojado Latin Americaenfadado Spainto be cross about sth — estar enojado por algo
— estar enfadado por algothey've been married 50 years and never a cross word! — llevan casados 50 años y nunca se han levantado la voz
- to get cross — enojarse
- it makes me cross — me da rabia
- I'm so cross with myself for forgetting — estoy furiosa conmigo misma por haberme olvidado
- Now I think I was more cross with my mum than I was with my dad for not being there - I was definitely Daddy's little girl.
- Yes, you might be able to tell, I am feeling quite cross with the world at large.
- I remember being terribly cross with him, but he got away with a great deal because of his personal charm.
- She said it with such conviction that her words, her cross tone, her stern expression - they are all burned in my memory.
- It's not like he gets extra attention for doing it - after all, I'm not then able to play with him while I go into repair mode yet again, and I end up feeling very cross and resentful.
- I have had the honour of knowing Roger for many years, and I can assure you that you have made a large number of people very cross through your careless choice of insulting words.
- First, there is a new writ - and this time not from a cross landlord but from a large, impatient bank.
- When he said, brusquely, that he was exceedingly cross, he was given nice things to smell and eat, with kindest expressions of condolence.
- ‘She chatters away and gets very cross when she doesn't get her own way,’ laughs Katherine.
- He added he was very cross and would stay mayor until the next council meeting on June 2 even if his brother returned wanting to take over office.
- I go to the door in my pants and slippers, very cross indeed.
- We promised to meet for coffee, and then suddenly, my station arrived and the train vomited me up onto the platform in a crowd of cross commuters.
- The driver couldn't get them open again so he was quite cross.
- No one will get cross with you because you're too tired - they don't want you to faint halfway through a concert or anything.
- However, he can become cross or frustrated on occasion and he will sometimes resort to hitting himself or talking to himself.
- I went to them to see if they were interested but I just got a Dear John-type letter back which made me quite cross.
- Their father sounded really cross this time.
- Folks will be even crosser when they can't take a shower because your shortsighted bulldozing of environmental protections has dirtied most of the water and dried up the rest.
- It does make her cross now when young women moan about their husbands being away for three months.
- I am also cross that there may have been an assumption that private day nurseries are all just a licence to make money.
- to get cross — enojarse
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