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1Cut (wood or stone) across its main grain or axis.‘they cross-cut the timber before its removal’
- ‘I then crosscut the shelf to the width of the shadowbox and attached the bat to the shelf using galvanized wire.’
- ‘The resulting mixture is cut into strips, then crosscut into cubes.’
- ‘Use a jigsaw to crosscut the board adjacent to a joist.’
- ‘Her left knee buckled like a tree being cross-cut at its base.’
- ‘Then all you need to do is cross-cut the lengths.’
2Alternate (one sequence) with another when editing a film.‘the opening sequence cross-cuts the reluctant confessions of a young wife with the hippy's arrival’no object ‘they were cross-cutting from one story to another’
- ‘He then cross-cuts to aerial shots of the vehicles.’
- ‘At precisely this moment the film crosscuts back to the sickroom.’
- ‘It's stunning, as the material is crosscut - one story feeding into and around the other - and hearing 180 degree opposite accounts of what happened that day.’
- ‘He cross-cuts their story with the tale of ‘boarded-out’ orphans sent to the Western Isles.’
- ‘She chose to cross-cut the president's remarks with news commentary and parliamentary footage.’
- ‘He constantly cross-cuts from pursuers to pursued to keep the pace up.’
- ‘The director crosscuts between them.’
- ‘Slow motion, rapidly crosscut with regular speed footage, gives a sense of the breakneck pace of battle.’
- ‘This scene, set in the Hong Kong girl's hotel room, is crosscut with two other scenes in what, for this film, is a burst of quickly edited action.’
- ‘All the show does is cross-cut frantically.’
- ‘All of these conflicts come to a head in a colorful finale that crosscuts between a final football match and his traditional wedding.’
- ‘The filmmaker cross-cuts his desperate, but primal, art making with their desperate, but primal, lovemaking.’
- ‘The new film crosscuts between locations repeatedly.’
- ‘The work cross-cuts between artificially smooth tracking and frozen-frame shots.’
- ‘Here, the visual focus crosscuts between two sites.’
- ‘Some sequences are crosscut with a variety of short scenes, while others bring the camera in for close-up views.’
- ‘The opening sequence features a blade being sharpened on stone, quickly cross-cutting to a chaotic chase in which a gang of desperadoes attempt to capture a rogue chicken.’
- ‘He crosscuts their obsessive stories with hilarious footage from circuses and old sci-fi films.’
- ‘The novel is a love story and he begins to crosscut scenes of the developing relationship between Alex and Emma with those of Adam and Emma.’
1A diagonal cut, especially one across the main grain or axis of wood or stone.
- ‘A professional-quality miter box or, preferably, a 10-inch power miter saw are required for the precision miters and crosscuts.’
- ‘For crosscuts up to 22 1/2 in., flip the square around and place its long blade against the saw shoe.’
2An instance of alternating between two or more sequences when editing a film.‘movies today are all cross-cuts and violent effects’
- ‘A series of crosscuts to simultaneous scenes bodes ill.’
- ‘His words work like cross-cuts in a movie.’
- ‘This line is followed by a quick cross-cut to Bruno's hands.’
- ‘The frantic zooms, the crazed crosscuts, the up-the-nostrils close-ups, the rollercoaster spin shots; it never stops, for two agonising hours.’
- ‘Incessant and intrusive editing, numerous jump- and cross-cuts and confounding time shifts, work to disorient the viewer.’
- ‘Intercut with images of a world of ice-covered trees along with numerous other rapid cross-cuts, the result is bizarre and disorienting in the extreme.’
(of a file) having two sets of grooves crossing each other diagonally.
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