Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cut_across

3 senses of cut across

Sense 1
traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across -- (travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day")
       => pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")

Sense 2
cut across -- (be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations; "Opinions on bombing the Serbs cut across party lines")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
crosscut, cut across -- (cut using a diagonal line)
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

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