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Accross vs. Across

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Accrossverb

misspelling of across

Acrosspreposition

To, toward, or from the far side of (something that lies between two points of interest).

‘We rowed across the river.’; ‘Fortunately, there was a bridge across the river.’; ‘He came across the street to meet me.’;

Acrosspreposition

On the opposite side of (something that lies between two points of interest).

‘That store is across the street.’;

Acrosspreposition

across from: on the opposite side, relative to something that lies between, from (a point of interest).

Acrosspreposition

From one side to the other within (a space being traversed).

‘The meteor streaked across the sky.’; ‘He walked across the room.’; ‘Could you slide that across the table to me, please?’;

Acrosspreposition

At or near the far end of (a space).

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Acrosspreposition

Spanning.

‘This poetry speaks across the centuries.’;

Acrosspreposition

Throughout.

‘All across the country, voters were communicating their representatives.’;

Acrosspreposition

So as to intersect or pass through or over at an angle.

‘Lay the top stick across the bottom one.’; ‘She had straps fastened across the conduit every six feet.’;

Acrosspreposition

In possession of full, up-to-date information about; abreast of.

‘As a newspaper reporter, you should be across all these issues.’;

Acrossadverb

From one side to the other.

‘she helped the blind man across;’; ‘the river is half a mile across’;

Acrossadverb

On the other side.

‘If we sail off at noon, when will we be across?’;

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Acrossadverb

In a particular direction.

‘He leaned across for a book.’;

Acrossadverb

(crosswords) Horizontally.

‘I got stuck on 4 across.’;

Acrossnoun

A word that runs horizontally in the completed puzzle grid or its associated clue.

‘I solved all of the acrosses, but then got stuck on 3 down.’; ‘1 Bygone hangout for 64-Acrosses’;

Acrosspreposition

From side to side; athwart; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length; quite over; as, a bridge laid across a river.

Acrossadverb

From side to side; crosswise; as, with arms folded across.

Acrossadverb

Obliquely; athwart; amiss; awry.

‘The squint-eyed Pharisees look across at all the actions of Christ.’;

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Acrossadjective

placed crosswise;

‘spoken with a straight face but crossed fingers’; ‘crossed forks’; ‘seated with arms across’;

Acrossadverb

to the opposite side;

‘the football field was 300 feet across’;

Acrossadverb

in such a manner as to be understood and accepted;

‘she cannot get her ideas across’;

Acrossadverb

transversely;

‘the marble slabs were cut across’;

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