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English definition of “cut across sth”

cut across sth

(AFFECT) phrasal verb with cut     /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
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.Including and containingComprising and consisting of
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