French translation of 'across'
1. (from one side to the other of)
the bridge across Lake Washington le pont qui traverse le Lac Washington
a trip across Europe to Rome un voyage à travers l’Europe jusqu’à Rome
a voyage across the Atlantic une traversée de l’Atlantique
A smile spread across his face. Un sourire éclairait son visage.
to walk across the road traverser la route
to run across the road traverser la rue en courant
to take sb across the road faire traverser la route à qn
2. (= on the other side of) de l’autre côté de
the shop across the road la boutique de l’autre côté de la rue
3. (indicating range)
parties from across the political spectrum des partis de tout l’éventail politique
1. (= from one side to the other) (in diameter)
a hole 200 metres across un trou de 200 mètres de large
The lake is 12 km across. Le lac fait 12 km de large.
The plate measures 30 cm across. L’assiette a un diamètre de 30 cm.
2. (= over, towards)
the view across to the hills la vue sur les collines
He glanced across at his wife. Il lança un regard à sa femme.
to walk across to the window aller à la fenêtre
across from en face de
He sat down across from her. Il s’est assis en face d’elle.
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Example Sentences Including 'across'
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The annual Isa allowance can be used in just one or split across both.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Sometimes we went across the other side.Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)
His thoughts flood across his face in his finest performance so far.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
One manager once threw a chair across the room before storming out.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There is a rooftop terrace with olive trees and chairs looking across the city rooftops.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
But he clipped it way across the left-hand side where Bally was.The Sun (2016)
First he dragged a shot across the face of goal and then sent a header into the side-netting.The Sun (2011)
He passed his right hand across his face while shaking his head.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It looked as though it could have been his big moment but he shot across the face of goal and wide of the far post.The Sun (2017)
A look of disapproval spreads across her face.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
As it is, they do have something stitched across the front.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It casts a shadow across the face that we do not need.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The scar goes right across his face in the shape of the glass that was stuck in it.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
But he was gorgeous: our eyes met and something went sizzle across the dressing room.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It is dangerous to read across from one bank to the whole sector.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
No one walks across there.The Sun (2008)
Others across the UK face increases of more than 250 per cent.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Some wheel across in chairs or phone or email to avoid walking.The Sun (2014)
Then one of them whacked her across her side.The Sun (2012)
Yesterday we had a rabbit running across one fairway and a man with a roller trudging across another.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The third was a sound was like that of something heavy rolling across the floor and coming to a stop against the wall.Dictionary of Mind, Body and Spirit (1994)
First one figure flicks across the window, then the other.EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)
With the atmosphere more relaxed grandad got out of his chair and walked across the room.THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)
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'across' in Other Languages
British English: across /əˈkrɒs/ PREPOSITION
If someone goes across a place, they go from one side of it to the other.
She walked across the road.
- American English: across
- Arabic: عَبْرَ
- Brazilian Portuguese: através de
- Chinese: 横跨
- Croatian: preko
- Czech: přes
- Danish: tværs over
- Dutch: over
- European Spanish: al otro lado de
- Finnish: yli
- French: de l’autre côté de
- German: über
- Greek: απέναντι
- Italian: attraverso
- Japanese: ･･･を横切って
- Korean: ...을 가로질러서
- Norwegian: tvers over
- Polish: przez
- European Portuguese: através de
- Romanian: de-a curmezișul
- Russian: через
- Spanish: al otro lado de
- Swedish: tvärsöver
- Thai: ข้าม
- Turkish: karşıya
- Ukrainian: через
- Vietnamese: qua sang
Translation of across from the Collins English to French Dictionary