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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycut across
he/she/itcuts across
present participlecutting across
past tensecut across
past participlecut across

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  1. 1
    cut across something to go across an area of land instead of going around the edge of it
    We cut across the field to save time.
  2. 2
    cut across something same as cut1 (sense 12)
    A river cut across the track about a hundred metres further on.
  3. 3
    cut across something to affect two or more different groups
    These problems cut across class boundaries.
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