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cut across sth

verb uk phrasal verb with cut   /kʌt/ (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut) us  

(CROSS)

B2 to go straight from one side of an area to another instead of going around: If we cut across the field, it'll save time.

(AFFECT)

C1 If a problem or subject cuts across different groups of people, all of those groups are affected by or interested in it: Support for environmental issues cuts across traditional party lines.
(Definition of cut across sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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