Meaning of “cut across sth” in the English Dictionary

"cut across sth" in British English

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cut across sth

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


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.

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