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English verb: cut across

1. cut across (motion) travel across or pass over


SamplesThe caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.


Synonymscover, cross, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass


Narrower (hyponym)bridge, course, crisscross, drive, ford, hop, jaywalk, stride, take, tramp, walk

2. cut across (stative) be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations


SamplesOpinions on bombing the Serbs cut across party lines.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be

3. cut across (contact) cut using a diagonal line


Synonymscrosscut


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut









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