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across

a·cross

across

 
pronunciation:
kraws
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: from one side to the other of.
Someone hung streamers across the doorway.
definition 2: to or on the other side of.
I bought some candy at the store across the street.
definition 3: into contact with, especially by accident.
I came across him at the races.
definition 4: so as to pass over at an angle, as one line crossing over another.
The straps should go across each other.Put one log straight and another across it.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: from one side to the other.
He came to a small stream and jumped across.