Cross someone up



verb phrase

To confuse or deceive someone: He had to cross the blockers up (1940s+)

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    [kraws-staf, -stahf, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌstæf, -ˌstɑf, ˈkrɒs-/ noun, plural cross-staffs, cross-staves. Astronomy. 1. an instrument for measuring the angle of elevation of heavenly bodies, consisting of a calibrated staff with another shorter staff perpendicular to and sliding on it.

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