cross swords

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To fight with someone; to duel.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'cross swords':

cross swordsUsed other than as an idiom: see cross, sword., to place or hold two swords so they cross each other.
cross swordsTo quarrel or argue with someone; to have a dispute with someone.
cross swordsFor males, to urinate simultaneously such that the streams intersect.
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