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across

a·cross

across

 
pronunciation:
kraws
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: from one side or end to the other of.
There is a beautiful arch across the entranceway.
definition 2: to or on the other side or end of.
Let's go to the store across the street.
definition 3: so as to meet or find, esp. by accident.
I came across him at the races.
definition 4: so as to pass over at an angle; in or to a crosswise position.
The straps go across each other in the back.The numeral seven is written with a line across it by Europeans.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: from one side or end to the other.
He came to a small stream and jumped across.
definition 2: on or to the other side or end.
She sat across from me at the table.
definition 3: in a crossed or crosswise manner.
Hold the first ribbon straight, then put the other one across.