English version

across

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishacrossa‧cross /əˈkrɒs $ əˈkrɒːs/ ●●● S1 W1 adverb, preposition 🔊 🔊 1 CROSSfrom one side of something to the other 🔊 the first flight across the Atlantic 🔊 They ran straight across the road (=without stopping). 🔊 We’ll have to swim across. 🔊 We’d got halfway across before Philip realized he’d left his money at home. 🔊 We gazed across the valley.2 CROSStowards someone or something on the other side of an area 🔊 There’s Brendan. Why don’t you go across and say hello?across to/at 🔊 The referee looked across at his linesman before awarding the penalty. 🔊 He walked across to where I was sitting.3 CROSSused to say that something exists or reaches from one side of an area to the other 🔊 a deep crack across the ceiling 🔊 the only bridge across the river 🔊 Do you think this shirt is too tight across the shoulders? 🔊 Someone’s parked right across the entrance to the driveway.4 OPPOSITE/FACEon the opposite side of something 🔊 My best friend lives across the road. 🔊 He knew that just across the border lay freedom.across (something) from somebody/something 🔊 Across the street from where we’re standing, you can see the old churchyard. 🔊 the woman sitting across from me (=opposite me) on the train5 EVERYONEin every part of a country, organization etc 🔊 a TV series that became popular across five continents 🔊 Teachers are expected to teach a range of subjects right across the curriculum.6 WIDEused to show how wide something isten feet/five metres etc across 🔊 The river is 2 kilometres across.
Examples from the Corpus
acrossThis street's too busy to walk across.straight acrossWhen it's a do-it-yourself job, remember always to cut nails straight across.The lines of her brows go straight across her face.Morrison's aerial photographs show narrow paths going straight across miles of rugged countryside.Clip toenails straight across - never cut too far down at the sides as this leads to ingrowing toenails.He must have landed straight across the dividing wall and exploded.It caught her straight across the neck and she probably owes her life to the fact that the drainpipe snapped.When the wind is adverse, the flat-bottomed scow bucks straight across the waves, catching air and slapping down hard.Trim the toenails by cutting straight across with a toenail clipper.across to/atAt least it has made it harder for him to get his ideas across to a distracted public.Steve Walsh glanced a header across to Joachim who planted the ball past Mike Salmon with such force he stood no chance.So Ford took concrete steps to get the idea across to one and all.I'm just taking this food across to Sarah.They stood on the banks and looked across at the blanket of fog coming from the river.His hunched figure padded across to the desk in the bay and Swod gestured for the police officer to sit down.I looked across at the other driver.He unlocked the car, clicked off the interior light and pushed her across to the passenger seat.Seeing her husband, she set it down by the back door and came across to the stable.Caught a local flight across to Vigie.right acrossProceed half right across fourth field towards another barn to reach minor road.He sits down right across from me and when he looks at me he is looking me directly in the eye.The Combine linked far-left activists and militants in Ford plants right across the country and, in theory, throughout the world.From the library doors, one has an unbroken view right across the entrance hall to the main doors of the house.We have a series of finance plans right across the Escort range.These were superseded by more substantial updraught kilns which have been found right across the northern suburbs.Hoboken is right across the river from New York.My father had an office right across the street.just acrossOne night, without notice, he was told to go to a beach at Oued Laou, just across from Tarifa.Humbert had landed at Killala, just across the bay.The maple that was red and purple is totally bare now, just across the clearing.The bathroom's just across the passage.This is just across the road from Incline Top and should produce 650,000 tonnes of coal.Around 1920, he established a practice just across the state line in Copperhill, Tenn.As luck has it, the school where Evita began reciting poems in the sixth grade is just across the street.right acrossProceed half right across fourth field towards another barn to reach minor road.He sits down right across from me and when he looks at me he is looking me directly in the eye.The Combine linked far-left activists and militants in Ford plants right across the country and, in theory, throughout the world.From the library doors, one has an unbroken view right across the entrance hall to the main doors of the house.We have a series of finance plans right across the Escort range.These were superseded by more substantial updraught kilns which have been found right across the northern suburbs.My father had an office right across the street.