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across
British English: /əˈkrɒs/
American English: /əˈkrɔs/
, /əˈkrɑs/
Across frequently occurs as the second element in certain verb combinations ( come across, run across, lean across etc). For translations, look at the appropriate verb entry ( come run lean etc).

Translation of across in French:

preposition

  • 1 (from one side to the other) to go ou travel across something
    traverser quelque chose
    to run/hurry across the room
    traverser la pièce en courant/en vitesse
    to travel across country/town
    traverser la campagne/la ville
    a journey across the desert
    un voyage à travers le désert
    the bridge across the river
    le pont qui traverse la rivière
    to be lying across the bed
    être couché en travers du lit
    the line across the page
    la ligne en travers de la page
    across the years
    à travers les années
    she leaned across the table
    elle s'est penchée au-dessus de la table
    the scar across his face
    la cicatrice sur sa figure
    his hair fell across his face
    ses cheveux lui tombaient dans la figure
    he wiped his hand across his mouth
    il a passé la main sur sa bouche
    the light flickered across the carpet
    la lumière dansait sur la moquette
    the plane flew across the sky
    l'avion a traversé le ciel
  • 2 (to, on the other side of)
    de l'autre côté de
    he lives across the street/square
    il habite de l'autre côté de la rue/place
    he sat down across the desk/room (from me)
    il s'est assis de l'autre côté du bureau/de la pièce
    the shops across town
    les magasins de l'autre bout de la ville
    he looked across the lake to the boathouse
    il a regardé le hangar de l'autre côté du lac
    she shouted across the room to them
    elle leur a crié quelque chose depuis l'autre côté de la pièce
  • 3 (all over, covering a wide range of) across the world
    partout dans le monde, à travers le monde
    across the country/region
    dans tout le pays/toute la région
    there is anger right across the industry
    il y a des signes de colère dans tout le secteur
    scattered across the floor/the square
    éparpillés sur le sol/la place
    cultural links across borders
    [figurative]
    les liens culturels au-delà des frontières

adverb

  • 1 (from one side to the other) the lake is two miles across
    le lac fait deux miles de large
    to help somebody across
    aider quelqu'un à traverser
  • 2 (on, to the other side) to go across to somebody
    aller vers quelqu'un
    to look across at somebody
    regarder vers quelqu'un
    he called across to her
    il l'a appelée

also: across from preposition phrase

  • en face de

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