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1    from one side to the other side of  
2    on or at the other side of  
3    so as to transcend boundaries or barriers  
people united across borders by religion and history, the study of linguistics across cultures     
4    from one side to the other  
5    on or to the other side  
     (C13 on croice, acros, from Old French a croix crosswise)  

1    (of salary increases, taxation cuts, etc.) affecting all levels or classes equally  
2      (Horse racing)      the U.S. term for       each way  
come across  
      vb   intr  
1    prep   to meet or find by accident  
2    adv   (of a person or his words) to communicate the intended meaning or impression  
3    often foll by: with   to provide what is expected  
cut across  
      vb   prep  
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     
get across  
1    to cross or cause or help to cross  
2    adv   to be or cause to be readily understood  
3    intr, prep  
Informal   to annoy  
her constant interference really got across him     
put across  
      vb   tr  
1    adv   to communicate in a comprehensible way  
he couldn't put things across very well     
2    put one across  
Informal   to get (someone) to accept or believe a claim, excuse, etc., by deception  
they put one across their teacher     
run across  
      vb   intr, prep   to meet unexpectedly; encounter by chance  
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1    facing, opposite  
2    beyond, on the other or far side of, over, past  
3    all through, covering, over, over the length and breadth of, straddling, throughout  
4    athwart, crossways or crosswise, from side to side, transversely  
5    beyond, over, past, to the other or far side  

all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, complete, comprehensive, full, general, indiscriminate, sweeping, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, universal, wall-to-wall, wholesale, widespread, without exception or omission  
   discriminate, limited, partial, restricted, selective, specific  
come across     
bump into     (informal)   chance upon, discover, encounter, find, happen upon, hit upon, light upon, meet, notice, stumble upon, unearth  
get across  
1    cross, ford, negotiate, pass over, traverse  
2    bring home to, communicate, convey, get (something) through to, impart, make clear or understood, put over, transmit  
put across      , over  
communicate, convey, explain, get across, get through, make clear, make oneself understood, spell out  
run across     
bump into, chance upon, come across, come upon, encounter, meet, meet with, run into  

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