Definition of cut across phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cut across

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    cut across something

     
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  1. 1to affect or be true for different groups that usually remain separate Opinion on this issue cuts across traditional political boundaries.
  2. 2(also cut through something) to go across something in order to make your route shorter I usually cut across the park on my way home.
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