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cut across (something)

1. To move across an area, often as a shortcut. I'm sick of all these kids cutting across my yard in order to get to the school down the street. We'll get there quicker if we cut across the park.
2. To break through a particular barrier. Because that senator's views really seem to cut across party lines, I think he'll be able to appeal to the most people as our presidential candidate.
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cut across something

 
1. . and cut across Lit. to travel across a particular area; to take a shortcut across a particular area. Please don't cut across the neighbor's yard anymore.
2. Fig. to reach beyond something; to embrace a wide variety; to slice across a figurative boundary or barrier. His teaching cut across all human cultures and races. This rule cuts across all social barriers.
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cut across

Go beyond, transcend, as in The new regulations cut across class lines. This figurative use of cut across, which literally means "run through" or "intersect," dates from the 1920s.
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cut across

v.
1. To travel across some region, rather than around it: We can get to the house faster if we just cut across the front lawn.
2. To affect or concern a number of different groups of persons or things: The issue of health care cuts across all social classes.
See also: across, cut
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The authors also make it clear that assistive technology does not belong to any specific field or discipline; rather, it cuts across nearly all professions in rehabilitation and special education.
Now we turn to the word cut: 1) The reduction in salaries cuts across all salary scales.
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Global economic chaos, crisis talks as the eurozone stands on the brink, public sector cuts across the UK and council budget cuts were unveiled yesterday across Scotland.
Unions say the group is making cuts across the board - including giving first class passengers fewer biscuits and water.
And it unveiled 2,000 price cuts across the board on food, toiletries and home and leisure products.
* Heavy top arms: avoid wearing cap sleeves, or a short sleeve that cuts across the middle of the upper section.
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Israel says it is building the 700-kilometre barrier, which cuts across Palestinian territory, to protect its citizens against suicide bombers and terrorist attacks, but Palestinians have said it is a punitive act of land encroachment.
These are tough times for Venezuela, and art institutions have experienced severe budget cuts across the board.
Rugby Cement also said that it will be making job cuts across its UK sites.
In Memorandum, projections are shown on a Plexiglas wall that cuts across the stage diagonally.
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To study ground movement around the proposed location, geologist Brian Wernicke and his colleagues took GPS readings at five sites situated along a 34-kilometer line that cuts across Yucca Mountain.