preposition & adverb
- 1From one side to the other of (a place, area, etc.): [as preposition]: I ran across the street travelling across Europe [as adverb]: he had swum acrossMore example sentences
- To travel across to the other side of the world with a woman I love, to meet up with a man I love?
- With easterly winds often travelling across the industrial areas of Europe, the visibility can be quite poor.
- The boy shrugged and walked across it to the side with the handle.
- 1.1 [as adverb] Used with an expression of measurement: mounds some 30 metres acrossMore example sentences
- The arrays will hold four dishes measuring approximately seven feet across.
- It measured 670 feet across and depicted a chain of crescents around a central circle.
- They were standing inside a large circle, probably measuring about one hundred feet across.
- 2Expressing position or orientation: [as preposition]: they lived across the street from one another the bridge across the river [as adverb]: he looked across at me halfway across, Jenny jumpedMore example sentences
- The main attraction is the Storms River and the suspension bridge that stretches across its mouth.
- He said the Flower Bridge should be built across a narrow stretch of water that was not so busy with river traffic.
- I am not a celeb but as luck would have it, I have friends living across a wide geographical stretch.
- 3 [as adverb] Referring to a crossword answer which reads horizontally: 19 acrossMore example sentences
- (1 across) The perfect source of digital interactive television.
across the board
- 1Applying to all: the cutbacks might be across the boardMore example sentences
- This applies right across the board, as people are keen to find out news from home or find out information on an area.
- The problem here is coordination, and it's coordination across the board.
- The side dishes and appetizers were okay, but uneven across the board.
- 2US (In horse racing) denoting a bet in which equal amounts are staked on the same horse to win, place, or show in a race.More example sentences
- The BBC, sensing a winner, cashed in all their espionage chips, and placed bets across the board.
- Opposite: she sat across from meMore example sentences
- The outlet is based at Friary Road in Naas just across from the motor tax office.
- The site is located down a laneway beside the canal across from the Hazel hotel.
- Matt watches her from across the way, since her window is exactly across from his.
be (or get) across something
- Fully understand all the details of an issue or situation: the legislation is mind-bogglingly complex and you really need to be across itMore example sentences
- I was reading military journals in bed at night, just to get across the technical detail we needed to know.
- If that's the case, then collectively they should be across all media details and at least one member should have spotted the footage for what it was.
- We were fortunate to have a very thoughtful and perceptive Minister who was across the issues involved in the WorkCover Scheme reform.