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  • v. To betray someone by leading them into trap after having gained their trust and led them to believe that they were actually being aided.
  • n. An instance of betrayal of one who has been led to believe that the betrayer was assisting thim.


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  • Liz: It would seem so, though it was also somewhat implied that Ben planned to doublecross MIB all along -- what with the walkie talkie link to Miles and all.

    'Lost' Dueling Analysis: 'The End'

  • I think you were right on with the count and the Stupak doublecross put it over the top.

    The Stupak Double Cross | RedState

  • Plus, you also know while Spartan men are big and tough and stuff, never, ever doublecross the women.

    Dining in Hell « Lab Kat

  • In case this isn't enough of a doublecross, Senate Democrats are also considering hefty new taxes on health insurance and ... pharmaceutical companies.

    Big Pharma Gets Played

  • Amazingly, Yul showed the immunity idol to the obstreperous and conniving Jonathan, who being generationally removed from his younger, lazier tribemates was inclined to doublecross his new tribemates for the old tribemates he had previously deserted during the now-infamous mutiny.

    Brains over Brawn: Yul defeats Ozzy on Survivor

  • He should've known better than to expect anything but a doublecross from Helios and her crew—and if he had known it, so would have Sisko.

    Proud Helios

  • But he wanted to deal with some people who I knew were going to doublecross him.

    Double or Nothing

  • "He somehow got the idea that my brother intended to doublecross him by selling information to a rival cartel."

    Tek Lab

  • It relayed the news that Tregesser commandos had uncrossed the planned doublecross in the Hemebuk Neutrality.

    The Dragon Never Sleeps

  • If you doublecross me, you and anyone else who has touched that money will see the skin of your hands turn black and begin to rot away.

    War of the Twins


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  • Origin: when signatures were often simple crosses, a cross over a cross was a reneging on the deal.(According to NPR's Says You)

    March 12, 2011