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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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Pakistan has double-crossed the US in fighting the scourge of terrorism exported to it as a fall-out of the US assault on Afghanistan and spread across the country by design under active US support to Indian RAW and its puppet Afghan NDS.
Thus, it is no wonder that this legion of battered healers, all the while believing that society saw their service as a noble and moral pursuit, now feel double-crossed.
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He double-crossed the DI and was double-crossed himself, only to - guess what - have the last laugh, sailing off to the horizon with his wife and, presumably, the loot.
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