ferry across

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ferry across

To carry someone or something across a body of water on a ferryboat. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ferry" and "across." No, it's fine—there are boats that can ferry us across the river.
See also: across, ferry
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

ferry someone or something across something

 and ferry someone or something across
to transport someone or something across a river on a ferryboat. Can we get someone to ferry us across the lake to the island? After they ferried across all the cars, they closed the ferryboat down for the night.
See also: across, ferry
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At Gold Beach they encountered their old friend, the Rogue River, which they ferried across where it entered the Pacific.
The tail of a horse is a very useful appendage; I have passed a river in a boat with four people in it, which was ferried across in the same way as the Gaucho.
"And the crowd--there was five thousand of them--wanted to get ferried across, and the ferry was at the bottom of the river, which wasn't our fault.
And for voters in Gigha, their ballots have been ferried across to the mainland.
They are easily attachable with doors or cars and can be ferried across easily and can be dismantled with ease.
Key staff from the headquarters - which is led by 1 Mechanized Brigade - flew via Chinook helicopter to Camp Bastion to join an advance party already in place, and remaining staff were ferried across by helicopter moves.
The All-Wales Boat Show - the first national boat show of Wales - will be split between Conwy and Deganwy Quay marinas, with visitors ferried across the River Conwy from one harbour side to the other.
They were ferried across to the hard sand one-by-one, assisted by the lifeboat crew.
Currently, the villagers have to be ferried across the River Sutlej as the road links between two areas are lengthy so much so that the river crossing, risky as it is, takes 100 km off the journey.
6 am ferried across to swim the miles back greased with vaseline
We also toured on an open top bus, ferried across the Mersey and visited the Walker Art Gallery.
Police claim the drugs were ferried across the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco to the Costa del Sol then shipped by sea to the Costa Brava.
Some 15 months on we are no further forward on this issue and another group of Pontprennau children are set to be ferried across the city to innumerable different schools.
The 50 children, five to 13, were ferried across the water to the world of Harry Potter and the Hemlington Quest.
More than 150,000 men, ferried across the English Channel in more than 4000 ships, landed on five Normandy beaches on D-Day, June 6, 1944.