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double-cross

(dŭb′əl-krôs′, -krŏs′)
tr.v. double-crossed, double-crossing, double-crosses
To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
n.
1. often double cross An act of betraying an ally, friend, or associate.
2. double cross Genetics A cross in which each parent is the product of a single cross. It can be represented as AB × CD, where A, B, C, and D are inbred lines.

dou′ble-cross′er n.
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This double double-cross was made possible mainly because interest in the story was promoted by Tony Blair's spin doctors in Downing Street.
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He is still involved in his own brand of spying, while coping with a map-maker sergeant who cannot shoot or kill, plus native allies who may well be about to double-cross him and join the Indian Mutiny of 1857.