cut across sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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cut across sth

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

cut across sth (CROSS)

B2 to go ​straight from one ​side of an ​area to another ​instead of going around: If we ​cutacross the ​field, it'll ​savetime.

cut across sth (AFFECT)

C1 If a ​problem or ​subjectcutsacross different ​groups of ​people, all of those ​groups are ​affected by or ​interested in it: Support for ​environmentalissuescutsacrosstraditionalpartylines.
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