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across

Saltos de línea: across
Pronunciación: /əˈkrɒs
 
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Definición de across en inglés:

preposición& adverbio

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 across
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
to the other side of, from one side of … to the other, over, throughout the width/expanse of, covering, everywhere on, on all parts of
1.1 [as adverb] Used with an expression of measurement: mounds some 30 metres across
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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 jumped
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
on the other side of, over, beyond, past
3 [as adverb] Referring to a crossword answer which reads horizontally: 19 across
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • (1 across) The perfect source of digital interactive television.

Origen

Middle English (as an adverb meaning 'in the form of a cross'): from Old French a croix, en croix 'in or on a cross', later regarded as being from a-2 + cross.

More
  • Early use was as an adverb meaning ‘in the form of a cross’; the word comes from Old French a croix, en croix ‘in or on a cross’.

Frases

across the board

1
1Applying to all: the cutbacks might be across the board
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • The BBC, sensing a winner, cashed in all their espionage chips, and placed bets across the board.

across from

2
Opposite: she sat across from me
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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

3
Fully understand all the details of an issue or situation: the legislation is mind-bogglingly complex and you really need to be across it
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with across

boss, Bros, cos, cross, crosse, doss, dross, emboss, en brosse, floss, fosse, gloss, Goss, joss, Kos, lacrosse, loss, moss, MS-DOS, Ross, toss

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