from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to pass over or through in the most direct way.
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The tactical showed their course swinging close in to cut across Yamoto's own geosynchronous orbit ...
He was about to cut across Fifty-third Street when he felt a sharp stab in his ribs.
I started to cut across the Andrea Doria among the market stalls.
I learned to cut across the tracks in front of an oncoming car, and it was great fun to see the motorman's angry face turn scared, when he thought I was going to be shaved this time sure.
Persian said to Hasan, “In very sooth yonder dust-cloud is the cloud of something we will mount and which will aid us to cut across this wold and will make easy to us the hardships thereof.”