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cross-pur•pose



Pronunciation: (krôs'pûr'pus, kros'-), [key]
n.
1. an opposing or contrary purpose.
2. at cross-purposes, in a way that involves or produces mutual misunderstanding or frustration, usually unintentionally.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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