cut across

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cut across cut using a diagonal line
    • v cut across travel across or pass over "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
    • v cut across be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations "Opinions on bombing the Serbs cut across party lines"
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Usage

In literature:

You see, these fish can cut through the water, reach the surface, then really fly with finny wings across short spaces right in the air.
"Lord Dolphin" by Harriet A. Cheever
There had been a quarrel, and Carmen had slashed another woman with two terrible cuts of her knife across the face.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
Twenty-third Street cut across their path with its teeming throngs.
"Bambi" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
As the diagram shows, they contain regularly arranged horn tubules cut across obliquely.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
On past these farms the road was suddenly cut across by a deep and ugly gash: a reserve trench.
"Bullets & Billets" by Bruce Bairnsfather
Bigelow was sent across in the Abraham to set up a mill, and to cut lumber.
"The Crater" by James Fenimore Cooper
They cut down the trees across the train track.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
We'll cut across to Carleton's.
"The Eyes of the World" by Harold Bell Wright
Several years ago a "cut-off" was made across this peninsula, for the purpose of shortening the course of the river.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
To cut across the image ... 1809.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. II." by William Wordsworth
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In poetry:

We flash across the level.
We thunder thro' the bridges.
We bicker down the cuttings.
We sway along the ridges.
"We Flash Across The Level" by William Ernest Henley
From boyhood my heart has judged me
and so my soul has been bowed,
and it placed understanding and learning across it
and cut my soul along wrath.
"My Words Are Driven" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Still, pedetemtim as Lucretious says,
Little by little, you do start to learn;
And learn as well, maybe, what language does
And how it does it, cutting across the world
"Learning the Trees" by Howard Nemerov
From days laid waste across disastrous years,
From hopes cut down across a world of fears,
We gaze with eyes too passionate for tears,
Where faith abides though hope be put to flight.
"A Year's Burden -- 1870" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Full soon will come the Reaper Black,
Cut thorns and flowers mark his track
Across Life's meadow blithe.
Oppose him, meet him as you will,
Old Time's behests he harkens still,
Unsparing wields his scythe.
"To The Fortune Seeker" by Morris Rosenfeld
The pitcher smiled and cut one loose - across the plate it sped;
Another hiss, another groan. "Strike one!" the umpire said.
Zip! Like a shot the second curve broke just below the knee.
"Strike two!" the umpire roared aloud; but Casey made no plea.
"Casey's Revenge" by Henry Grantland Rice

In news:

Local leaders across the state are mobilizing to lobby federal lawmakers as Congress looks for ways to cut spending and bring in more revenue to offset deficits as soon as Jan 1.
During his visit to Minot on Thursday, congressional candidate Kevin Cramer came across like a hypocrite when he stood up at the Tea Party rally and called for drastic government cuts.
Expect more gusts when you cut across planes of wind.
Most recently, Clark was Director of Strategy for Emmis Communications in New York, where he led strategic efforts across the organization including digital growth through cutting-edge video integration .
Spanish police fired rubber bullets at hundreds of protesters at Cibeles Square in central Madrid on Wednesday as millions of workers went on strike across Europe in protest against spending cuts in a deep economic recession, witnesses said.
Unless Congress takes action to stop a projected 8-9 percent across-the-board cut approved last year, all discretionary federally-funded aging network programs will lose funding beginning Jan 2, 2013.
Bo Porter's voice rings out across the field at Space Coast Stadium, cutting through the early morning Florida haze and humidity.
Opposition cut across party lines although Republicans were most opposed , by a whopping 81-11 percent.
In tough economic times for school districts across the nation, might it help to cut costs further if districts required students to bring their own devices.
Across the nation, states are making deep cuts that will wreck the quality of life for everyone to close budget gaps that total more than $100 billion.
Grabbing hold of an issue that affects paychecks across the country, US Sen Bob Casey will begin a push this week to extend a payroll tax cut scheduled to expire at the end of the year.
Engineers across the country have begun assessing the energy use of selected buildings as part of a pilot program designed to encourage the building industry to cut energy use and costs.
The economic pinch felt across the United States is encroaching more on school districts, which are seeing its effects in the form of layoffs, larger class sizes, and cuts to programs and curriculum.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear issued a stark address to the state on Jan 17, indicating cuts will come to agencies across the board.
NORWICH – The prisoner population across New York is decreasing, a reflection of reality in Chenango County as Sheriff Ernest Cutting begins to scrutinize his budget.
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In science:

Hence after tube sliding, V ′ ∩ Θ = V ∩ Θ and W ′ ∩ Θ = W ∩ Θ remain a disjoint union of properly embedded incompressible annuli, and τ2 is contained in the component of M cut along Θ′ across T from X .
Stabilizations of Heegaard splittings of graph manifolds
Performing a tube slide, we may isotope one of the tubes τ to be adjacent to A2 in the component X ′ of M cut along Θ′ across T2 from X .
Stabilizations of Heegaard splittings of graph manifolds
We will report here on a model universe based on a cut-and-paste technology of matching an inhomogeneous model to a FRW model universe across the past light cone of the observer.
An Inhomogeneous Model Universe Behaving Homogeneously
The question of maser excitation, pumping, and circumstellar chemistry cuts across both theory and observation.
Stellar masers, circumstellar envelopes, and supernova remnants
The phase jump across the branch cuts is 2π , since the imaginary part of ˆg(p) is positive above and negative below the real axis.
Many-Body Physics and Quantum Chaos
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