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Over 70 airlines fly across the Atlantic between Europe and North America.
Barbara stared across the room at her husband.
The children ran straight across in front of our car.
Max's body lay across the doorway where he had fallen.
There are four bridges across the River Danube.
He stood in silence with his arms folded across his chest.
The channel is less than half a mile across in some places.
There's a bus stop just across the road.
They had opened a new factory across the border in Mexico.
I'm staying at a little hotel just across from the Libyan Embassy.
an insurance company that has over 120 offices across Europe
There are 20 million landmines scattered right across the region.
Julia felt a burning pain across her forehead.
He struck me a blow across the shoulders.
There is a danger of the conflict spreading across the whole of Central Africa.
A broad smile spread across the old man's face.
We need to test students' ability across a wide range of subjects.
The figures show that across the economy as a whole there has been steady growth.
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View the pronunciation for across.
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
the light outside that you see during the day
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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Definition of across from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.