English version

cut across something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut across something phrasal verbEFFECT/INFLUENCEif a problem or feeling cuts across different groups of people, they are all affected by it Domestic violence seems to cut across most social divisions. cut→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cut across Gaudi captures that peculiar living response which cuts across a square campus lawn and traces a graceful curving shortcut.The movement for ballot initiatives has cut across party lines.Former railroad rights of way cut across river bottoms that used to be littered with bustling towns.Critics say the project will cut across the Bibi river, cutting off most of the water that feeds the lake.There was little soft snow and the ponies had no difficulty whatsoever negotiating the few small crevasses that cut across the route.The poll tax cut across this, with its concept of a universal obligation.There's a network of country roads south that cut across to the coast.They fled south along the edge of the plowed field, then cut across toward Highway 18.
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Verb table
cut
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycut
he, she, itcuts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycut
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cut
he, she, ithas cut
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cut
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cut
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cut
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cutting
he, she, itis cutting
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you, we, theyare cutting
Past
I, he, she, itwas cutting
you, we, theywere cutting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cutting
he, she, ithas been cutting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cutting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cutting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cutting
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