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1. (intr) to be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations: opinion on European integration still cuts clean across party lines.
2. to cross or traverse, making a shorter route: she cut across the field quickly.
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|Verb||1.||cut across - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"|
tramp - cross on foot; "We had to tramp the creeks"
stride - cover or traverse by taking long steps; "She strode several miles towards the woods"
walk - traverse or cover by walking; "Walk the tightrope"; "Paul walked the streets of Damascus"; "She walks 3 miles every day"
crisscross - cross in a pattern, often random
ford - cross a river where it's shallow
bridge - cross over on a bridge
jaywalk - cross the road at a red light
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
course - move swiftly through or over; "ships coursing the Atlantic"
hop - traverse as if by a short airplane trip; "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
|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"
|3.||cut across - cut using a diagonal line|
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument:
4. To turn aside sharply from a straight course:
5. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising:
6. To lessen the strength of by or as if by admixture:
7. To slight (someone) deliberately:
1. To cause the death of:
2. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
bring down, down, drop, fell, flatten, floor, ground, knock down, level, prostrate, strike down, throw.
Idiom: lay low.
2. To cause the death of:
2. To desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example):
1. Informal. To behave in a rowdy, improper, or unruly fashion:
Informal: horse around.
3. The act or process of decreasing:
4. Informal. That which is allotted:
allocation, allotment, allowance, dole, lot, measure, part, portion, quantum, quota, ration, share, split.