Meaning of “across” in the English Dictionary

"across" in British English

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acrossadverb, preposition

uk /əˈkrɒs/ us /əˈkrɑːs/


uk /əˈkrɒs/ us /əˈkrɑːs/

(Definition of “across” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"across" in American English

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acrosspreposition, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /əˈkrɔs, əˈkrɑs/

from one side to the other side of, or at the other side of:

We walked across the bridge.
She was sitting across the aisle.
He opened a store across the street from the theater.
Over 300,000 refugees fled across the border.

If something is happening across the country, it is happening in all parts of the country.

(Definition of “across” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)