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 Dictionary entry overview: What does double-crossing mean? 

  The noun DOUBLE-CROSSING has 1 sense:

1. an act of betrayal

  Familiarity information: DOUBLE-CROSSING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1double-crossing [BACK TO TOP]


An act of betrayal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


double cross; double-crossing

Context examples:

he gave us the old double cross / I could no longer tolerate his impudent double-crossing

Hypernyms ("double-crossing" is a kind of...):

betrayal; perfidy; treachery; treason (an act of deliberate betrayal)

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