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Used other than as an idiom: see cross, sword., to place or hold two swords so they cross each other.

Additional definitions for 'cross swords':

cross swordsTo fight with someone; to duel.
cross swordsTo quarrel or argue with someone; to have a dispute with someone.
cross swordsFor males, to urinate simultaneously such that the streams intersect.
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