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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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

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