Definition of 'across'
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His thoughts flood across his face in his finest performance so far. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The annual Isa allowance can be used in just one or split across both. Times, Sunday Times (2016)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)But he clipped it way across the left-hand side where Bally was. The Sun (2016)Others across the UK face increases of more than 250 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2017)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)It is dangerous to read across from one bank to the whole sector. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then one of them whacked her across her side. The Sun (2012)It casts a shadow across the face that we do not need. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sometimes we went across the other side. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)He passed his right hand across his face while shaking his head. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is a rooftop terrace with olive trees and chairs looking across the city rooftops. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some wheel across in chairs or phone or email to avoid walking. The Sun (2014)One manager once threw a chair across the room before storming out. Times, Sunday Times (2014)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)But he was gorgeous: our eyes met and something went sizzle across the dressing room. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As it is, they do have something stitched across the front. Times, Sunday Times (2009)First he dragged a shot across the face of goal and then sent a header into the side-netting. The Sun (2011)A look of disapproval spreads across her face. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No one walks across there. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'across'
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
Definition of across from the Collins English Dictionary
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